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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:18-69
Sample size:4947
Area covered:National
References:Prevalence of non communicable disease risk factors in Belarus STEPS 2016, WHO
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 1985

Survey type:Measured
Age:35-64
Sample size:4143
References:WHO Infobase: original reference http://www.wip.villa-bosch.de/
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Overweight/obesity by education

Children, 2002-2005

Survey type:Measured
Age:6
Sample size:10870
Area covered:National
References:Patel R, Lawlor DA, Kramer MS, et al. Socio-economic position and adiposity among children and their parents in the Republic of Belarus. The European Journal of Public Health. 2011;21(2):158-165. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckq041.
Notes:Prevalence of overweight and obesity by maternal education. IOTF BMI cut-offs used
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2002-2005

Survey type:Measured
Age:6
Sample size:10870
Area covered:National
References:Patel R, Lawlor DA, Kramer MS, et al. Socio-economic position and adiposity among children and their parents in the Republic of Belarus. The European Journal of Public Health. 2011;21(2):158-165. doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckq041.
Notes:Prevalence of overweight and obesity by paternal education. IOTF BMI cut-offs used
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:4979
Area covered:National
References:Prevalence of non communicable disease risk factors in Belarus STEPS 2016, WHO
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Overweight/obesity by socio-economic group

Men, 2001

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:2000
Area covered:National
References:Suhrcke M, Walters S, Mazzuco S, Pomerleau J,McKee M and Haerpfer CW. Socioeconomic differences in health, health behaviour and access to health care in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. World Health Organisation 2008. http://www.un.am/up/library/Socio%20Economic%20Differences_eng.pdf (last accessed 19 April 2016)
Notes:Prevalence of overweight and obesity by asset quintiles. Socioeconomic quintiles are defined on the basis of assets and household characteristics, rather than income or consumption.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2001

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:2000
Area covered:National
References:Suhrcke M, Walters S, Mazzuco S, Pomerleau J,McKee M and Haerpfer CW. Socioeconomic differences in health, health behaviour and access to health care in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine. World Health Organisation 2008. http://www.un.am/up/library/Socio%20Economic%20Differences_eng.pdf (last accessed 19 April 2016)
Notes:Prevalence of overweight and obesity by asset quintiles. Socioeconomic quintiles are defined on the basis of assets and household characteristics, rather than income or consumption.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Insufficient physical activity

Adults, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Men, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Women, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Estimated per-capita fruit intake

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
References:Global Burden of Disease, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://ghdx.healthdata.org/
Definitions:Estimated per-capita fruit intake (g/day)

Estimated per-capita processed meat intake

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
References:Global Burden of Disease, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://ghdx.healthdata.org/
Definitions:Estimated per-capita processed meat intake (g per day)

Estimated per-capita whole grains intake

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:25+
References:Global Burden of Disease, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://ghdx.healthdata.org/
Definitions:Estimated per-capita whole grains intake (g/day)

Mental health - depression disorders

Adults, 2015

References:Prevalence data from Global Burden of Disease study 2015 (http://ghdx.healthdata.org) published in: Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates. Geneva:World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Definitions:% of population with depression disorders

Mental health - anxiety disorders

Adults, 2015

References:Prevalence data from Global Burden of Disease study 2015 (http://ghdx.healthdata.org) published in: Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates. Geneva:World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Definitions:% of population with anxiety disorders

Oesophageal cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, oesophagus, adults ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, oesophagus, adults ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Breast cancer

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, breast, females, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Colorectal cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, colorectum, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, colorectum, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Pancreatic cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, pancreas, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, pancreas, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Gallbladder cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, gallbladder, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, gallbladder, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Kidney cancer

Men, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, kidney, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, kidney, adults, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Cancer of the uterus

Women, 2018

Age:20+
References:Global Cancer Observatory, Cancer incidence rates http://gco.iarc.fr/ (last accessed 30th June 2020)
Definitions:Estimated age-standardized incidence rates (World) in 2018, cervix uteri, females, ages 20+. ASR (World) per 100,000

Raised blood pressure

Adults, 2015

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A875?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised estimated % Raised blood pressure 2015 (SBP>=140 OR DBP>=90).

Men, 2015

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A875?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised estimated % Raised blood pressure 2015 (SBP>=140 OR DBP>=90).

Women, 2015

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A875?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised estimated % Raised blood pressure 2015 (SBP>=140 OR DBP>=90).

Raised cholesterol

Adults, 2008

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A885
Definitions:% Raised total cholesterol (>= 5.0 mmol/L) (age-standardized estimate).

Men, 2008

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A885
Definitions:% Raised total cholesterol (>= 5.0 mmol/L) (age-standardized estimate).

Women, 2008

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A885
Definitions:% Raised total cholesterol (>= 5.0 mmol/L) (age-standardized estimate).

Raised fasting blood glucose

Men, 2014

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A869?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised % raised fasting blood glucose (>= 7.0 mmol/L or on medication).

Women, 2014

References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A869?lang=en
Definitions:Age Standardised % raised fasting blood glucose (>= 7.0 mmol/L or on medication).

Diabetes prevalence

Adults, 2017

References:Reproduced with kind permission of IDF, International Diabetes Federation. IDF Diabetes Atlas, 8th edition. Brussels, Belgium: International Diabetes Federation, 2017. http://www.diabetesatlas.org
Definitions:Diabetes age-adjusted comparative prevalence (%).

Actions

Food products labeling (Technical Regulation for Customs Union) Food products in terms of their labeling (TECHNICAL REGULATION OF THE CUSTOMS UNION)

2. These technical regulations of the Customs Union have been developed with the aim of establishing on the common customs territory of the Customs Union the uniform requirements for food products to be applied and fulfilled in terms of their labeling, to ensure the free movement of food products put into circulation in the common customs territory of the Customs Union. 4.9. General requirements for the indication in the labeling of the nutritional value of food products 1. The nutritional value of food products indicated in its labeling includes the following indicators: energy value (calorie content); the amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates; amount of vitamins and minerals. (...)

Categories:Labelling Regulation/Guidelines
Year(s):2012 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Novotest Certification and Quality Control
Find out more:extranet.who.int
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Anon (n.d.) Policy - Food products labeling (Technical Regulation for Customs Union) Пищевая продукция в части ее маркировки (ТЕХНИЧЕСКИЙ РЕГЛАМЕНТ ТАМОЖЕННОГО СОЮЗА) | Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA). [Online]. extranet.who.int. Available from: https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/en/node/25705 [Accessed: 8 July 2020t]. ‌

CONCEPT OF IMPLEMENTING STATE POLICY FOR THE FORMATION OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE OF THE POPULATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS FOR THE PERIOD UP TO 2020 [Policy for Healthy Lifestyle Formulation among the Population of Belarus]

The main objectives of the Concept , formation of a healthy lifestyle, providing conditions for a healthy lifestyl, increasing the volume of existing technologies for health promotion and disease prevention and develop guidelines to encourage healthy eating.

Categories:Evidence of NCD strategy
Year(s):2011-2020
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Find out more:extranet.who.int
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Anon (n.d.) Policy - КОНЦЕПЦИЯ РЕАЛИЗАЦИИ ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОЙ ПОЛИТИКИ ФОРМИРОВАНИЯ ЗДОРОВОГО ОБРАЗА ЖИЗНИ НАСЕЛЕНИЯ РЕСПУБЛИКИ БЕЛАРУСЬ НА ПЕРИОД ДО 2020 ГОДА [Policy for Healthy Lifestyle Formulation among the Population of Belarus] | Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA). [Online]. extranet.who.int. Available from: https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/en/node/25722 [Accessed: 8 July 2020w]. ‌

[Adoption document for clinical protocol on overweight and obesity]

The clinical protocol for the diagnosis, treatment and medical rehabilitation of the adult population of the Republic of Belarus with overweight and obesity in accordance with Appendix 1 to this Order; Clinical protocol for the diagnosis, treatment and medical rehabilitation of children of the Republic of Belarus with overweight and obesity in accordance with Appendix 2 to this Order; Clinical protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with the disease type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent) in accordance with Appendix 3 to this Order

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2009 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Find out more:extranet.who.int
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References:Anon (n.d.) Policy - Приказ об утверждении клинического протокола диагностики, лечения и медицинской реабилитации взрослого и детского населения Республики Беларусь с избыточной массой тела и ожирением [Adoption document for clinical protocol on overweight and obesity] | Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA). [Online]. extranet.who.int. Available from: https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/en/node/36089 [Accessed: 8 July 2020x]. ‌

The Countrywide Integrated Non-communicable Diseases Intervention (CINDI)

Programme helps create favourable conditions for promoting a healthy lifestyle and increasing awareness of the benefits of physical activity for health and quality of life in Belarus. Initiatives include development of physical activity recommendations for medical staff and creation of Centres for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases (at polyclinics), which aim to increase physical activity levels within the framework of primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Transnational Obesity Strategies/Policy or Action Plan
Evidence of NCD strategy
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:World Health Organisation
Find out more:www.who.int
Linked document:Download linked document
References:WHO Workshop on Physical and Public Health. http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/bestpracticePA2008.pdf (last accessed 27 Oct 2015)

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