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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:25-64
Sample size:5372
Area covered:National
References:Pilav A, Brankovic S, Doder V. Ten year trends in cardiovascular risk factors in the Federation of bosnia and herzegovina. Med Arch. 2014 Dec;68(6):394-8. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2014.68.394-398. Epub 2014 Dec 16. PMID: 25649524; PMCID: PMC4314181.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2002

Survey type:Measured
Age:25-64
Sample size:2750
Area covered:National
References:Pilav A, Nissinen A, Haukkala A, Niksic D, Laatikainen T. Cardiovascular risk factors in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. European Journal of Public Health 2006;17:75-79.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2008-2009

Survey type:Measured
Age:6-18
Sample size:3608
Area covered:Regional
References:Hasanbegovic et al 2010. Epidemiology and etiology of obesity in children and youth of Sarajevo canton. Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences. 10(2): 140–146.
Notes:Subnational = Sarajevo Canton NB. Combined child data estimated. These estimates were calculated by weighting male and female survey results. Weighting based on World Bank Population % total female 2019 (https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL.FE.ZS - accessed 21.10.20)'
Cutoffs:CDC

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:985
Area covered:National
References:Pilav A, Brankovic S, Doder V. Ten year trends in cardiovascular risk factors in the Federation of bosnia and herzegovina. Med Arch. 2014 Dec;68(6):394-8. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2014.68.394-398. Epub 2014 Dec 16. PMID: 25649524; PMCID: PMC4314181.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2002

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1013
Area covered:National
References:Pilav A, Brankovic S, Doder V. Ten year trends in cardiovascular risk factors in the Federation of bosnia and herzegovina. Med Arch. 2014 Dec;68(6):394-8. doi: 10.5455/medarh.2014.68.394-398. Epub 2014 Dec 16. PMID: 25649524; PMCID: PMC4314181.
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

Nutrition of infants and young children in the context of covida-19

This Summary brings together recommendations on infant and young child nutrition in the context of the Covida-19 pandemic.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2020 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Government
Find out more:ba.one.un.org
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Anon (n.d.) ISHRANA DOJENČADI I MALE DJECE U KONTEKSTU Covida-19 Sažetak br. 2 (v1). [Online]. Available from: https://www.unicef.org/bih/sites/unicef.org.bih/files/2020-04/IYCF%20Programming%20in%20the%20context%20of%20COVID-19%20Brief%202_v1%2030%20March%202020_%20for%20distribution_BHS.pdf [Accessed: 14 July 2020]. ‌

Nutrition Friendly Schools

Under the project “Nutrition Friendly Schools”, UNICEF organized workshops with students, parents, and teaching staff in four primary schools in November and December (two in Sarajevo and two in Banja Luka). The goal of the program, being implemented under the slogan “Eat Well, Grow Well”, is the promotion of health and healthy habits in the nutrition of children of pre-school and school age. In the first phase of the project, since 2011, UNICEF has implemented workshops with pre-school children, while at this stage the focus is on children enrolled in the first grade of primary schools. During the workshops, children develop skills and learn through game, adapted to their age, which food groups are necessary in everyday nutrition, and how to prepare a healthy meal in a creative way and bring it to school. Within the program, parents and teachers also learn about the importance of healthy eating habits, in a way adapted to them.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2018
Target age group:Children
Organisation:UNICEF
Find out more:www.unicef.org
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Anon (n.d.) Parents participated in the workshop within the project “Nutrition Friendly Schools”. [Online]. www.unicef.org. Available from: https://www.unicef.org/bih/en/stories/parents-participated-workshop-within-project-nutrition-friendly-schools [Accessed: 14 July 2020]. ‌

Eat Well, Grow Well

The programme Eat Well, Grow Well promoted healthy eating and healthy lifestyles among children, parents, educators, cooks and other employees of preschool institutions in order to reduce obesity and other disorders in the development of preschool children caused by improper diet and unhealthy lifestyles. The programme was coordinated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Health, Institute of Public Health, the Association of Chefs, and the NGO Project Hope Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Categories (partial):Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2014-2015
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Government
Find out more:www.unicef.org
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Anon (n.d.) Nutrition. [Online]. www.unicef.org. Available from: https://www.unicef.org/bih/en/nutrition.

Policy for Improving Child Nutrition in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Federation BiH is committed to ensure optimal nutrition to every child, in line with national and international recommendations and standards, and thereby improve the diet and nutritional status of children in Federation BiH;

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Evidence of NCD strategy
Industry/Government regulations - voluntary /pledges
Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Categories (partial):Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Year(s):2013 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Find out more:extranet.who.int
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Anon (n.d.) Policy - Policy for Improvement of Nutrition of Children under the Age of Five in the Republic of Srpska | Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA). [Online]. extranet.who.int. Available from: https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/en/node/36087 [Accessed: 14 July 2020]. ‌

Md.net project (Interreg)

Project challenges the problems of currently neglected and undeveloped opportunities of the Mediterranean Diet. The main objective of the project is to strengthen exploration of the Mediterranean Diet according to the UNESCO Med Diet Convention, blending comprehensive Mediterranean Diet concepts with innovative tools. The project will use both traditional and creative measures (as sharing economy) starting cooperation of quadruple helix stakeholders in order to lift the MD economy to new quality levels.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2012 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Republic of Srpska Government, The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Find out more:mdnet.interreg-med.eu
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Anon (2020a) MD.net. [Online]. 17 June 2020. Interreg-med.eu. Available from: https://mdnet.interreg-med.eu/ [Accessed: 14 July 2020]. ‌

Policy for Improvement of Nutrition of Children under the Age of Five in Republika Srpska (adopted by the Government of Republika Srpska in February 2012)

Guidelines exploring the following issues: Undernutrition Low birth weight Stunting in children 0-5 yrs Wasting in children 0-5 years Underweight in children 0-5 years Anaemia Iodine deficiency disorders Vitamin A deficiency Overweight, obesity and diet-related NCDs Overweight in children 0-5 yrs Dietary practice Action areas Maternal, infant and young child nutrition Growth monitoring and promotion Breastfeeding promotion/counselling Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) Complementary feeding promotion/counselling Nutrition in schools School-based health and nutrition programmes Promotion of healthy diet and prevention of obesity and diet-related NCDs Dietary guidelines

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of NCD strategy
Year(s):2012 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Republic of Srpska Government, The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Find out more:extranet.who.int
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Anon (n.d.) Policy - Policy for Improvement of Nutrition of Children under the Age of Five in the Republic of Srpska | Global database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA). [Online]. extranet.who.int. Available from: https://extranet.who.int/nutrition/gina/en/node/36087 [Accessed: 14 July 2020]. ‌

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