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Obesity rates in France are among the lowest in the OECD, but have been increasing steadily. About 1 in 10 people is obese in France, and almost 40% are overweight (including obese). OECD projections indicate that overweight rates will increase by a further 10% within ten years.
Obesity rates in the United Kingdom are the highest in Europe. In England, rates have increased faster than in most OECD countries.
About one in two adult is overweight or obese in Hungary, close to the OECD average.
Obesity rates in Korea are among the lowest in the OECD, but have been increasing steadily.
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Fit not fat: Country facts Spain (in Spanish)
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Fit not fat: Country facts Japan (in Japanese)
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Fit not fat: Country facts Italy (in Italian)
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Fit not fat: Country facts Mexico (in Spanish)
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Using a wide range of individual-level and population data from OECD countries, this book presents
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Health services account for a large and increasing share of production and expenditure in OECD countries but there are also noticeable differences between countries in expenditure per capita. Whether such differences are due to more services consumed in some countries than in others or whether they reflect differences in the price of services is a question of significant policy relevance. Yet, cross-country comparisons of the price of