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Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat - Sweden Key Facts

 

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1. Obesity rates in Sweden are low relative to most OECD countries. One person in 10 is obese in Sweden, but over 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are overweight.

 

Obesity in adults in OECD countries

Underlying data and charts for all the graphics below are also available in Excel

 

2. Large social disparities exist in both men and women in Sweden. Women with poor education are more than twice as likely as more educated women to be overweight. In men, the gap is less pronounced than in women, but it is larger than in most OECD countries.

 
Relative Index of inequality in Overweight by Education level

 

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The Economics of Prevention

 

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