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Dataset | 23 February 2021

Prevalence of obesity in adults in the EU in 2016

Age-standardised prevalence of obesity in adults in the EU in 2016

Obesity data was obtained from population-based studies where height and weight were measured (OECD 2019 )

Country All Males Females
Belgium 22.1 23.1 21.0
Bulgaria 25.0 25.5 24.3
Czechia 26.0 26.4 25.4
Denmark 19.7 22.3 17.0
Germany 22.3 24.2 20.4
Estonia 21.2 20.3 21.8
Ireland 25.3 25.1 25.5
Greece 24.9 24.2 25.4
Spain 23.8 24.6 22.8
France 21.6 22.0 21.1
Croatia 24.4 24.1 24.5
Italy 19.9 20.1 19.5
Cyprus 21.8 21.9 21.6
Latvia 23.6 21.6 25.1
Lithuania 26.3 24.2 27.8
Luxembourg 22.6 24.5 20.7
Hungary 26.4 28.2 24.6
Malta 28.9 29.2 28.5
Netherlands 20.4 20.8 20.0
Austria 20.1 21.9 18.3
Poland 23.1 23.7 22.2
Portugal 20.8 20.3 21.2
Romania 22.5 23.4 21.6
Slovenia 20.2 19.4 21.0
Slovakia 20.5 21.0 19.9
Finland 22.2 23.7 20.6
Sweden 20.6 23.1 18.1

 

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