Share of 15-year-old young adults who engage in weight-reduction behaviour by select countries and sex as of 2009/2010

Weight-loss behaviours among 15-year-old young adults by country and sex 2009/2010 This survey displays the percentage of 15-year-old young adults that engaged in weight-reduction behaviors as of 2009/2010, by select European and North American countries and gender. In Armenia, 21 percent of girls and 5 percent of boys engaged in weight-loss behaviors.
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GirlsBoys
Denmark37%14%
Iceland31%15%
Scotland30%9%
Norway30%11%
Belgium (French)29%10%
Hungary29%12%
Greenland28%11%
Luxembourg27%14%
Greece27%13%
Wales26%12%
England26%9%
Czech Republic25%10%
United States24%17%
Austria24%12%
Lithuania24%7%
Italy23%10%
Poland22%11%
Slovakia22%10%
Armenia21%5%
Russian Federation21%7%
Slovenia21%9%
Switzerland21%9%
Ireland21%9%
Germany21%8%
Spain20%9%
Canada20%8%
Estonia19%7%
Ukraine18%4%
Belgium (Flemish)18%8%
Croatia17%7%
Latvia17%7%
France17%5%
Finland16%6%
Romania16%10%
Portugal16%6%
Sweden15%5%
MKD*11%8%
Netherlands10%3%
Turkey8%3%
GirlsBoys
Denmark37%14%
Iceland31%15%
Scotland30%9%
Norway30%11%
Belgium (French)29%10%
Hungary29%12%
Greenland28%11%
Luxembourg27%14%
Greece27%13%
Wales26%12%
England26%9%
Czech Republic25%10%
United States24%17%
Austria24%12%
Lithuania24%7%
Italy23%10%
Poland22%11%
Slovakia22%10%
Armenia21%5%
Russian Federation21%7%
Slovenia21%9%
Switzerland21%9%
Ireland21%9%
Germany21%8%
Spain20%9%
Canada20%8%
Estonia19%7%
Ukraine18%4%
Belgium (Flemish)18%8%
Croatia17%7%
Latvia17%7%
France17%5%
Finland16%6%
Romania16%10%
Portugal16%6%
Sweden15%5%
MKD*11%8%
Netherlands10%3%
Turkey8%3%
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This survey displays the percentage of 15-year-old young adults that engaged in weight-reduction behaviors as of 2009/2010, by select European and North American countries and gender. In Armenia, 21 percent of girls and 5 percent of boys engaged in weight-loss behaviors.
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Release date
December 2012
Region
North America, Europe
Survey time period
2009 and 2010
Number of respondents
about 1,500 students from each country and from each age group
Age group
15 years old
Special properties
39 countries and regions
Supplementary notes
* The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
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