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

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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