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OBESITY UPDATE 2014

Released on 27 May 2014, Obesity Update 2014 presents an update of analyses of trends and social disparities in obesity originally presented in OECD report Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat, published in 2010.

The majority of the population, and one in five children, are overweight or obese in the OECD area. A nearly tenfold variation in rates of obesity and overweight is observed across OECD countries. The obesity epidemic has spread further in the past five years, but rates have been increasing at a slower pace than before. Obesity and overweight have been virtually stable, or have grown modestly, in Canada, England, Italy, Korea, Spain and the United States, but have increased by a further 2-3% in Australia, France, Mexico and Switzerland. The economic crisis is likely to have contributed to further growth in obesity. Social disparities in obesity persist, and have increased in some countries.

 


2014 country-specific findings

Further information is available in the country notes issued in 2010 for the release of "Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat".

KEY DATA - OBESITY UPDATE 2014

 

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2012 country-specific findings

 

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