• Overview
  • Obesity prevalence
  • Population breakdowns
  • Drivers
  • Comorbidities
  • Actions
Loading data – please wait …

Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1992

Survey type:Measured
Age:30-60
Sample size:1624
References:Heitman BL. 10 Year trends in overweight and obesity among Danish men and women aged 30-60 years. International Journal of Obesiy (2000);24:1347-1352
Notes:Note: 2017 data is available however it is self-report - available from: https://www.sst.dk/da/udgivelser/2018/~/media/73EADC242CDB46BD8ABF9DE895A6132C.ashx [Accessed 23rd January 2019].
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1982

Survey type:Measured
Age:30-60
Sample size:3784
References:Heitman BL. 10 Year trends in overweight and obesity among Danish men and women aged 30-60 years. International Journal of Obesiy (2000);24:1347-1352
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2007-2009

Survey type:Measured
Age:14-16
Sample size:7541
Area covered:National
References:Krue, S. and Coolidge, J. (2010), The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Danish school children. Obesity Reviews, 11: 489–491. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2010.00732.x
Notes:14 Regions included 90th & 97th Centile Cut Off
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 1996-1997

Survey type:Measured
Age:5-16
Sample size:11211
Area covered:National
References:Nielson A. (2000). National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen. Personnal Communication data re-analyzed. Denmark
Notes:IOTF Cut off. Reference: Cole TJ, Bellizzi MC, Flegal KM, Dietz WH. Establishing a standard definition for child overweight and obesity worldwide: International survey. BMJ. 2000 May 6;320(7244):1240-3.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age and education

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
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

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 9 November 2016)
Notes:Total sample size in EU = 35100 (Age 18+) Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education (levels 0-2) Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education (levels 3 and 4) Tertiary education (levels 5-8)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 9 November 2016)
Notes:Total sample size in EU = 35100 (Age 18+) Less than primary, primary and lower secondary education (levels 0-2) Upper secondary and post-secondary non-tertiary education (levels 3 and 4) Tertiary education (levels 5-8)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:104833
Area covered:Regional
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:104833
Area covered:Regional
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2006-2007

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:69710
Area covered:Regional
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2006-2007

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:69710
Area covered:Regional
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2003-2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:7
Sample size:44 204
Area covered:National
References:Morgen CS, Andersen PK, Mortensen LH, et al. Socioeconomic disparities in birth weight and body mass index during infancy through age 7 years: a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. BMJ Open. 2017;7(1):e011781. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011781.
Notes:Prevalence of overweight by Maternal Education Level. IOTF BMI cut-offs used
Cutoffs:IOTF

Girls, 2003-2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:7
Sample size:44 204
Area covered:National
References:Morgen CS, Andersen PK, Mortensen LH, et al. Socioeconomic disparities in birth weight and body mass index during infancy through age 7 years: a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. BMJ Open. 2017;7(1):e011781. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011781.
Notes:Prevalence of overweight by Maternal Education Level. IOTF BMI cut-offs used
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:171,126
Area covered:National
References:Sundhedsstyrelsen 2017. DANSKERNES SUNDHED DEN NATIONALE SUNDHEDSPROFIL 2017. Available from: https://www.sst.dk/da/udgivelser/2018/~/media/73EADC242CDB46BD8ABF9DE895A6132C.ashx. [Last Accessed 23rd January 2019].
Notes:This data is Self-report.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2005

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:14487
Area covered:National
References:WHO Infobase. Ekholm O, Kjøller M, Davidsen M, Hesse U, Eriksen L, Illemeann Christensen A, Grønbæk M. Sundhed og sygelighed i Danmark 2005 & udviklingen siden 1987. København, Staten Institut for Folkesundhed, 2006.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2000

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:16401
Area covered:National
References:WHO INFOBASE data orginally from http://www.si-folkesundhed.dk/Udgivelser/B%C3%B8ger%20og%20rapporter/2002/1508%20Sundhed%20og%20sygelighed%20i%20Danmark.aspx
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 1995

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1316
Area covered:National
References:Provided by WHO EUROPE
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 1996-1997

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:11211
Area covered:National
References:Nielson A, National Institute of Public Health, Copenhagen. Personal communication data re-analysed 2000 (Denmark)
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by region

Men, 2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:104833
Area covered:11 Regions
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:104833
Area covered:11 Regions
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:16-79
Sample size:104833
Area covered:11 Regions
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:16-79
Sample size:104833
Area covered:11 Regions
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2006-2007

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:69710
Area covered:11 Regions
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2006-2007

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:69710
Area covered:11 Regions
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2006-2007

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:69710
Area covered:11 Regions
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2006-2007

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:69710
Area covered:11 Regions
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
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 age and region

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1u&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1u&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
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 age and socio-economic group

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
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, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:Total sample number in EU: 35100 (Age 18+)
Area covered:National
References:EUROSTAT Database: http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 9 November 2016)
Notes:1st Quintile (lowest income), 5th Quintile (highest income) Please note where data = zero, there were insufficient data.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Sample size:Total sample number in EU: 35100 (Age 18+)
Area covered:National
References:EUROSTAT Database: http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 9 November 2016)
Notes:1st Quintile (lowest income), 5th Quintile (highest income) Please note where data = zero, there were insufficient data.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:104833
Area covered:Regional
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:104833
Area covered:Regional
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2006-2007

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:69710
Area covered:Regional
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2006-2007

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:25+
Sample size:69710
Area covered:Regional
References:Toft U, Vinding AL, Larsen FB, Hvidberg MF, Robinson KM, Glümer C. The development in body mass index, overweight and obesity in three regions in Denmark. Eur J Public Health. 2015 Apr;25(2):273-8. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/cku175. Epub 2014 Nov 19.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2003-2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:7
Sample size:44,204
Area covered:National
References:Morgen CS, Andersen PK, Mortensen LH, et al. Socioeconomic disparities in birth weight and body mass index during infancy through age 7 years: a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. BMJ Open. 2017;7(1):e011781. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011781.
Notes:Prevalence of overweight by household income (%) IOTF BMI cut-offs used
Cutoffs:IOTF

Girls, 2003-2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:7
Sample size:44,204
Area covered:National
References:Morgen CS, Andersen PK, Mortensen LH, et al. Socioeconomic disparities in birth weight and body mass index during infancy through age 7 years: a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort. BMJ Open. 2017;7(1):e011781. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-011781.
Notes:Prevalence of overweight by household income (%) IOTF BMI cut-offs used
Cutoffs:IOTF

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

Children, 2010

Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893?lang=en
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Boys, 2010

Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893?lang=en
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Girls, 2010

Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893?lang=en
Notes:% of school going adolescents not meeting WHO recommendations on Physical Activity for Health, i.e. doing less than 60 minutes of moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity daily.
Definitions:% Adolescents insufficiently active (age standardised estimate)

Sugar consumption

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International
Definitions:Sugar consumption (Number of 500g sugar portions/person/month)

Estimated per-capita sugar sweetened beverages intake

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International

Prevalence of at least daily carbonated soft drink consumption

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
References:World Health Organization. (2017). Adolescent obesity and related behaviours: Trends and inequalities in the who european region, 2002-2014: observations from the Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) WHO collaborative cross-national study (J. Inchley, D. Currie, J. Jewel, J. Breda, & V. Barnekow, Eds.). World Health Organization. Sourced from Food Systems Dashboard http://www.foodsystemsdashboard.org
Notes:15-year-old adolescents
Definitions:Prevalence of at least daily carbonated soft drink consumption (% of at least daily carbonated soft drink consumption)

Prevalence of confectionery consumption

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International
Definitions:Prevalence of confectionery consumption (Number of 50g confectionery portions/person/month)

Prevalence of sweet/savoury snack consumption

Adults, 2016

References:Source: Euromonitor International
Definitions:Prevalence of sweet/savoury snack consumption (Number of 35g sweet/savoury snack portions/person/month)

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)

Prevalence of less-than-daily fruit consumption

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
References:Global School-based Student Health Surveys. Beal et al (2019). Global Patterns of Adolescent Fruit, Vegetable, Carbonated Soft Drink, and Fast-food consumption: A meta-analysis of global school-based student health surveys. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/0379572119848287. Sourced from Food Systems Dashboard http://www.foodsystemsdashboard.org/food-system
Definitions:Prevalence of less-than-daily fruit consumption (% less-than-daily fruit consumption)

Prevalence of less-than-daily vegetable consumption

Children, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:12-17
References:Beal et al. (2019). Global Patterns of Adolescent Fruit, Vegetable, Carbonated Soft Drink, and Fast-food consumption: A meta-analysis of global school-based student health surveys. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. https://doi.org/10.1177/0379572119848287 sourced from Food Systems Dashboard http://www.foodsystemsdashboard.org/food-system
Definitions:Prevalence of less-than-daily vegetable consumption (% less-than-daily vegetable consumption)

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

Danish Sports Policy (2016)

Ensures that all groups in society have the opportunity to participate in sports or exercise. The policy stipulates that special efforts should be made to involve children, adolescents and adults who are not already involved in organized sports as well as disabled or vulnerable groups who may find it difficult to participatein the traditional settings of sport associations

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2016 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Ministry of health
Find out more:ec.europa.eu
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Success story [Internet]. Available from: https://ec.europa.eu/sport/sites/sport/files/physical-activity-factsheets-2018/physical-activity-factsheets-2018/denmark-physical-activity-factsheet-2018_en.pdf

ABC - All children cycle (Alle Børn Cykler)

This national campaign in Denmark is founded by the Danish Cycling Federation to promote cycling among children in grades 0-10, including cycling to school. The campaign includes a competition between schools and classes to promote regular cycling to school.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2015 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:National Cycling Federation
Find out more:www.abc-abc.dk
References:Cyklistforbundet [Internet]. www.cyklistforbundet.dk. [cited 2020w Jul 27]. Available from: https://www.cyklistforbundet.dk/

Danish clinical guidelines for examination and treatment of overweight and obese children and adolescents in a pediatric setting

Danish clinical guidelines for examination and treatment of overweight and obese children and adolescents in a pediatric setting.

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:The Obesity Committee of The Danish Pediatric Society (DPS)
Find out more:pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Johansen A, Holm J-C, Pearson S, Kjærsgaard M, Larsen LM, Højgaard B, et al. Danish clinical guidelines for examination and treatment of overweight and obese children and adolescents in a pediatric setting. Danish Medical Journal [Internet]. 2015 May 1 [cited 2020 Jul 27];62(5). Available from: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26050836/

European Union (EU) Action Plan on Childhood Obesity 2014-2020

EU Action plan. To contribute to halting the rise in overweight and obesity in children and young people (0-18 years) by 2020

Categories:Transnational Obesity Strategies/Policy or Action Plan
Year(s):2014-2020
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Find out more:ec.europa.eu
Linked document:Download linked document
References:EU Action Plan on Childhood Table of contents [Internet]. Available from: https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/nutrition_physical_activity/docs/childhoodobesity_actionplan_2014_2020_en.pdf ‌

The Danish Government Programme on Public Health and Health Promotion

Includes 7 national goals for the Danish health: reduce social inequality in health, increase the number of children and adults thriving and with good mental health, increasing the number choosing a smoke free life, reducing those with harmful alcohol consumption and postpone the alcohol bowel among young people, reduce the number of overweight children and increase exercise.

Categories (partial):Evidence of NCD strategy
Year(s):2014 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Danish Ministry of Health
Find out more:www.sum.dk
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Sundheds- og Ældreministeriet Sundere liv for alle - nationale mål for danskernes sundhed de næste 10 år- sum.dk [Internet]. sum.dk. [cited 2020bp Jul 27]. Available from: https://sum.dk/Aktuelt/Publikationer/Nationale-maal-jan-2014.aspx

Project SOL

An intervention targeting schools, childcare centres and supermarkets aiming to encourage healthy eating and uptake of physical activity.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2012-2015
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Aalborg University (AAU), Steno Diabetes Center (SDC), Research Centre for Prevention and Health (RCPH)
Find out more:www.mdpi.com
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Toft, U, Bloch, P, Reinbach, H.C, Winkler, L.L, Buch-Andersen, T, Aagaard-Hansen, J, Mikkelsen, B.E,Jensen, B.B. and Glümer, C. (2018) ‘Project SoL—A Community-Based, Multi-Component Health Promotion Intervention to Improve Eating Habits and Physical Activity among Danish Families with Young Children. Part 1: Intervention Development and Implementation’, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 1097; doi:10.3390/ijerph15061097.

Tax of saturated fat (part of the Danish Tax Reform 2010)

As part of the Tax Reform 2010, Denmark introduced a 'fat tax' in 2011 - a tax of DKr 16 (€2.15) per kg of saturated fat, with the taxable base including all foods containing saturated fat. The actual aims of the reform was to increase labour supply in the medium to long term and at same time contribute to soften the effects of the global economic crises in the short run. Furthermore net savings should be increased and goals in the areas of energy, climate, environment and health are supported._x000D__x000D_ Note that the tax was discontinued in January 2013.

Categories (partial):Taxation/Subsidies on Food or Beverages or law relating to public health
Year(s):2011-2013
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:The Danish Ministry of Taxation
Find out more:www.researchgate.net
Linked document:Download linked document
References:(PDF) The Danish Tax on Saturated Fat: Why It Did Not Survive [Internet]. ResearchGate. [cited 2020bg Jul 27]. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267741946_The_Danish_Tax_on_Saturated_Fat_Why_It_Did_Not_Survive

Clinical guidance for general practice detection and treatment of obesity in adults

Clinical guidance for general practice detection and treatment of obesity in adults

Categories:Evidence of Management/treatment guidelines
Year(s):2009 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:Danish Society for General Medicine
Linked document:Download linked document

Danish Whole Grain logo

The Whole Grain food label aims to increase the availability of whole grain products and enhance knowledge of the positive effects of whole grain. Products must meet nutritional criteria set by the Danish Whole Grain Partnership, as well as the nutritional criteria for the Nordic Keyhole’s nutrient profile. t

Categories:Labelling Regulation/Guidelines
Year(s):2009 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Danish Whole Grain Partnership
Find out more:fuldkorn.dk

Nordic Key Hole Label

Voluntary nordic food label that identifies products containing less fat, sugars and salt and more dietary fibre than other products within the same category. Nutritional criteria is the same as in Norway and Sweden.

Categories:Labelling Regulation/Guidelines
Year(s):2009 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Swedish National Food Agency
Find out more:www.nokkelhullsmerket.no

Code of Responsible Food Marketing Communication

A voluntary code that is applicable to food and beverage marketing to children aged 13 and under via media outlets. It sets out guideline limits on sugar, salt and fat content in 10 food categories.

Categories:Evidence of Marketing Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2008 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Forum of Responsible Food Marketing Communication
Find out more:kodeksforfoedevarereklamer.di.dk
Linked document:Download linked document

Healthy Senior Life

Local health promotion intervention for senior citizens through group meetings, exercise and motivational interview.

Categories:Evidence of Community Interventions/Campaign
Year(s):2008 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:Healthcare Denmark
Find out more:www.healthcaredenmark.dk
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Elderly care · Healthcare DENMARK [Internet]. www.healthcaredenmark.dk. [cited 2020ac Jul 27]. Available from: https://www.healthcaredenmark.dk/the-case-of-denmark/integrated-care-and-coherence/elderly-care/

The Children's Obesity Clinic (TCOCT)

The Children's Obesity Clinic (TCOCT) is a childhood obesity treatment programme set up by Jens-Christian Holm in the town of Holbaek, Northeastern Denmark. It includes a protocol to help children achieve weight loss by adjusting various elements of their lifestyle.

Categories:Non-national obesity strategies
Year(s):2007 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Jens-Christian Holm
Find out more:bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Most SW, Højgaard B, Teilmann G, Andersen J, Valentiner M, Gamborg M, et al. Adoption of the children’s obesity clinic’s treatment (TCOCT) protocol into another Danish pediatric obesity treatment clinic. BMC Pediatrics. 2015 Mar 1;15(1). ‌

The School Patrol

This national school-based scheme promotes physical activity and play in Denmark. Older students (grades 6-9) from participating schools promote play and physical activity during breaks to younger children (grade 1-6). Approximately 4-5 students/school and one leader are recruited from every school. The scheme, founded in 2007 by the Danish School Sports Association, the Cancer society and the Danish Gymnastics Federation, has received an extension to 2011

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Year(s):2007 (ongoing)
Target age group:Children
Organisation:Danish School Sports Association, Cancer Society and Danish Gymnastics Federation
Find out more:www.legepatruljen.dk
References:Aktive frikvarterer - Dansk Skoleidræt [Internet]. skoleidraet.dk. Available from: https://skoleidraet.dk/aktivefrikvarterer/forside/

National Action Plan Against Obesity

An action plan for the prevention and treatment of obesity with a list of recommendations.

Categories:Evidence of National Obesity Strategy/Policy or Action
Year(s):2003 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:National Board of Health, Centre for Health Promotion and Prevention
Find out more:sundhedsstyrelsen.dk
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Hølund U. Danish National Action Plan against Obesity National Action Plan against Obesity Background [Internet]. Available from: https://ec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_determinants/life_style/nutrition/documents/ev_20030630_co08_en.pdf

Bike to Work

The Danish Cyclist Federation established the national campaign “Bike to work” to encourage people to use their bicycles for everyday transport. A number of schemes have also been developed by the Company Sport Association and implemented by the Danish Working Environment Authority to promote physical activity in workplaces.

Categories:Evidence of Physical Activity Guidelines/Policy
Target age group:Adults
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Find out more:ec.europa.eu
References:Success story [Internet]. Available from: https://ec.europa.eu/sport/sites/sport/files/physical-activity-factsheets-2018/physical-activity-factsheets-2018/denmark-physical-activity-factsheet-2018_en.pdf

No actions could be found for the above criteria.

Loading