Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Overweight and obesity

OVERWEIGHT

Situation and trends

Globally, around 35% of adults aged 20 and over were overweight in 2008.


OBESITY

Situation and trends

Globally, around 12% of adults aged 20 and over were obese in 2008.


MEAN BODY MASS INDEX (BMI)

Situation and trends

The mean BMI of the world’s population increased dramatically between 1980 and 2008.

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