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source: IOFT, Obesity in Europe -2, 2003.

www.iotf.org/media/euobesity2.pdf

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Europe

In the majority of European countries, obesity rates increased by 10-40% during the past 10 years…
  • Nowadays, obesity ranges from… 10 to 20% for men and 10 to 25% for women.
The highest childhood obesity rates are found in Southern Europe…
  • Northern Europe: from 10-20%


  • Southern Europe: from 20-36%
In Southern Italy, the scale of the problem is comparable to that of the USA. A recent survey found that...

Childhood obesity
%age
Crete 39 12
Italy 36 (1) 9
Spain 27 kids & teens
Greece 26-19 (2) 6-17
UK 20 kids (3)
Sweden 18 10


(1) Some areas of Southern Italy.
(2) Boys 26%, girls 19%.
(3) In 1998.


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