Europe: overweight prevalence of children 2015-17, by gender and country

This statistic displays the share of children between six and nine years who are overweight in Europe from 2015 to 2017, by gender . In this period, 38 percent of boys and 42 percent of girls in Italy were overweight.

Share of children between six and nine years who are overweight in Europe from 2015 to 2017, by gender and country

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Source

Release date

May 2018

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2015 to 2017

Age group

6-9 years

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: " Based on the 2007 WHO recommended growth reference for school-age children and adolescents (de Onis M, Onyango AW, Borghi E, Siyam A, Nishida C, Siekmann J. Development of a WHO growth reference for school-aged children and adolescents. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2007; 85(9): 660-667). Children with a BMI/A Z-score < -5 or > +5 are excluded. Figures refer to children belonging to the following age groups: 7-year-olds: Bulgaria (BUL); Czechia (CZH); Denmark (DEN); Estonia (EST); Finland (FIN); Georgia (GEO); Greece (GRE); Hungary (HUN); Ireland (IRE); Lithuania (LTU); Latvia (LVT); Malta (MAT); The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MKD); Montenegro (MNE); Moscow city (RUS); Portugal (POR); Spain (SPA); Serbia (SRB); Slovakia (SVK); Slovenia (SVN); Tajikistan (TJK); Turkmenistan (TKM); Turkey (TUR) – 8-year-olds: Albania (ALB); Austria (AUT); Croatia (CRO); France (FRA); Italy (ITA); Norway (NOR); Poland (POL); Romania (ROM); San Marino (SMR); Sweden (SWE) – 9-year-olds: Cyprus (CYP); Kazakhstan (KAZ)"

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