Health burden of obesity globally in lost DALYs 1990-2010

This statistic displays the growth of the health burden of obesity world wide in 1990, 2000, and 2010. In 2000, developing economies experienced a health burden of 2,895 DALYs lost per 100,000 people. From 1990 to 2010, the health burden of obesity has grown by 90 percent in developing economies. Obesity is considered one of the greatest social burdens created by human beings.

Global obesity health burden in 1990, 2000, and 2010

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Release date

November 2014



Survey time period

1990 to 2010

Supplementary notes

DALY: disability-adjusted life years
* Definition of developing economies based on World Bank categorization of low-and middle-income countries, with per capita gross national income of less than $12,615

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