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

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

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

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Release date

May 2018


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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