Overweight and obesity - prevalence in OECD countries 2015

This statistic shows the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults in OECD countries as of 2015. In Japan, less than four percent of adults were classified as obese. In comparison, the percentage for adults in the United States was about 38 percent.

Prevalence of overweight including obesity among adults in OECD countries as of 2015

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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

OECD

Survey time period

as of 2015

Age group

15 years and older

Supplementary notes

Data from 2015 or nearest year available. All values are self-reported data, except where stated otherwise.
According to WHO classification, adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 30 are overweight, a BMI of over 30 is classed as obese. BMI is calculated as follows:
Weight (kg)/height (m)².

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