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Italy: distribution of Body-Mass-Index (BMI) among children 2016, by age

This statistic illustrates the distribution of Body-Mass-Index among Italian children and teenagers in 2016, broken down by age group. According to the survey results, the highest share of obese or overweight children belonged to the 6-10 age group (34 percent, or one in three). By contrast, Italian teenagers were more likely (86 percent) to be normal weight or underweight than younger children (77 percent in the 11-13 age group and 66 percent in the 6-10 age group).

Distribution of Body-Mass-Index (BMI) among children by age in Italy in 2016, by age

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Release date

July 2017



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Number of respondents

24,000 respondents

Age group

0 years and older

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Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

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