Health > Obesity > Obese population aged 15 or more > Females: 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.
Austria 12.7
Belgium 13.4
Canada 19
Czech Republic 16.1
Denmark 9.1
Finland 11
France 9
Germany 12.8
Greece 18.2
Hungary 18.5
Iceland 12.4
Ireland 12
Italy 8.4
Japan 3.4
Luxembourg 16.3
Mexico 28.6
Netherlands 10.2
New Zealand 27
Norway 8.2
Poland 12.5
Slovakia 18
South Korea 3.3
Spain 13.4
Sweden 9.2
Switzerland 7.5
Turkey 14.5
United Kingdom 21.4
United States 33.4


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