Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Indicator 13: Overweight and obesity in adolescents

Global Monitoring Framework on NCDs

Indicator 13 - Prevalence of overweight and obesity in adolescents (defined according to the WHO growth reference for school-aged children and adolescents, overweight – one standard deviation body mass index for age and sex, and obese – two standard deviations body mass index for age and sex)

The 25 indicators and the 9 voluntary global targets of the framework provide overall direction and the action plan provides a road map for reaching the targets.