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Health > Obesity > Overweight and obese population aged 15 or more > Males: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The most frequently used measure of overweight and obesity is based on the body mass index (BMI), which is a single number that evaluates an individual’s weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in meters). Based on the WHO current classification, adults with a BMI between 25 and 30 are defined as overweight, and those with a BMI over 30 as obese.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Austria 56.9
Belgium 50.6
Canada 56.3
Czech Republic 55.9
Denmark 49.6
Finland 51.4
France 43.4
Germany 57.9
Greece 67.1
Hungary 56.5
Iceland 57
Ireland 55
Italy 49.1
Japan 26.8
Luxembourg 56.3
Mexico 59.8
Netherlands 47.9
New Zealand 67.7
Norway 50.1
Poland 52.1
Slovakia 62.7
South Korea 34
Spain 56.3
Sweden 49.6
Switzerland 45.4
Turkey 43.3
United Kingdom 65.5
United States 67.2

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Obesity > Overweight and obese population aged 15 or more > Males. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Obesity/Overweight-and-obese-population-aged-15-or-more/Males

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