Share of the population with overweight in the Netherlands 2018

This statistic displays the share of the population with overweight in the Netherlands in 2018. It shows that in 2018, 15.4 percent of the population in the Netherlands aged over 20 was seriously overweight.

Share of the population with overweight in the Netherlands in 2018

Share of the population
Moderately overweight (20+)35.8%
Seriously overweight (obese) (20+)15.4%
Moderately overweight (4-20 yrs)10.2%
Seriously overweight (obese) (4-20 yrs)2.6%
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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

The source defines the different categories of overweight as follows: "Moderately overweight (20+): Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25.0 to 30.0 kg/m².
Seriously overweight (20+): Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30.0 kg/m² or higher.
Moderately overweight (4-20 yrs): BMI from 25.0 kg/m² to 30.0 kg/m² (18 and 19 year olds) or between the corresponding age-specific cut-off points for persons under 18 years of age.
Seriously overweight (obese) (4-20 yrs): BMI of 30.0 kg/m² or higher (18 and 19 year olds) or between the corresponding age-specific cut-off points for persons under 18 years of age."

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