South Korea - Obesity Prevalence

Since 2014, South Korea Obesity Prevalence was up 6.2points year on year. At 5.8 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ in 2019, the country was ranked number 15 comparing other countries in Obesity Prevalence. South Korea is overtaken by Italy, which was ranked number 14 with 9.9 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ and is followed by Japan with 4.2 Percent of Persons Aged 15+. United States lead the ranking with 40.8 Percent of Persons Aged 15+ in 2019, that is an increase of 0.7points compared to 2018. Mexico, New Zealand and Canada respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. South Korea recorded the best 5 years average growth at +6.2points per year, while Iceland was the worst growing country at -2points per year.

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Date Percent of Persons Aged 15+
2019 5.80
2018 5.70
2017 5.50
2016 5.50
2015 5.30
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How does South Korea rank in Obesity Prevalence?

# 16 Countries Percent of Persons Aged 15+ Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
United States
40.80 % 2019 +0.7 % +1.3 % View data
2 #2
Mexico
33.30 % 2016 NA NA View data
14 #14
Italy
9.90 % 2019 +0.0 % -0.8 % View data
15 #15
South Korea
5.80 % 2019 +1.8 % +6.2 % View data
16 #16
Japan
4.20 % 2019 +2.4 % +1.5 % View data
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