What was the obesity rate in 2015?

What was the obesity rate in 2015?

Key findings. In 2015–2016, the prevalence of obesity was 39.8% in adults and 18.5% in youth. The prevalence of obesity was higher among middle-aged adults (42.8%) than among younger adults (35.7%).

How many Australian adults were overweight or obese in 2014 2015?

In 2014-15, 63.4% of Australians aged 18 years and over were overweight or obese (11.2 million people), comprised of 35.5% overweight (6.3 million people) and 27.9% obese (4.9 million people). A further 35.0% were of normal weight and 1.6% were underweight.

When did obesity become a problem in Australia?

The prevalence of overweight and obesity has steadily increased, up from 57% in 1995—which has largely been driven by a rise in obesity. The prevalence of severe obesity among Australian adults has almost doubled over this period, from 5% in 1995 to 9% in 2014–15.

What rank is Australia in obesity 2020?

6th out of
Australia ranked 6th out of 22 countries with available data for the proportion of people aged 15 and over who were overweight or obese (65%)—this was greater than the OECD average of 59%.

Which country has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world?

The highest number of obese children lives in China (>28 million), followed by the United States of America (>13 million), India (>7.5 million), Brazil (>5.2 million) and Mexico (>5.1 million).

What was the obesity rate in 2016?

In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years and older were overweight. Of these over 650 million adults were obese. In 2016, 39% of adults aged 18 years and over (39% of men and 40% of women) were overweight. Overall, about 13% of the world’s adult population (11% of men and 15% of women) were obese in 2016.

Is Australia the fattest country in the world?

Australia has the second highest rate of obese men among countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), placing them just behind the United States, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Which country has most obesity?

Ranking (% obesity by country)

# Country % obesity
1 Nauru 59.85
2 American Samoa 58.75
3 Cook Islands 53.97
4 Palau 53.15
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