• Overview
  • Obesity prevalence
  • Trends over time
  • Population breakdowns
  • Drivers
  • Comorbidities
  • Economic impact
  • Policies
  • Contextual factors
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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2023

Survey type:Measured
Age:20+
Sample size:5670
Area covered:National
References:Healthy Finland survey 2023. https://repo.thl.fi/sites/tervesuomi/ilmioraportit_2023/lihavuus.html (Accessed 5.12.23)
Notes:Permanent residents only. The health examination took place in January-June 2023.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:10,000
Area covered:National
References:Finland National Health, Welfare and Services Survey (FinSote) - FinSote 2019 . Data available at:https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Data available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:2017 - EUROSTAT Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=ilc_hch10&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, 2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:30+
Sample size:9,288
Area covered:National
References:Koponen P. FinTerveys., 2017. Terveys, toimintakyky ja hyvinvointi Suomessa. Available: http://www.julkari.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/136223/THL_RAP_2018_04_Finterveys_verkko.pdf?sequence=6&isAllowed=y. [Last accessed 13th September 2018].
Notes:Data derived from The National FinHealth 2017 Survey, which combines the previous Health 2000/2011 and FINRISK Surveys. NB. Combined adult 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 30.09.20)'
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:2014 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, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:25-64
Sample size:4399
Area covered:National
References:Kansallinen FINRISKI 2012 -terveystutkimus - Osa 2: Tutkimuksen taulukkoliite. http://www.julkari.fi/handle/10024/114942 (last accessed 9th November 2017)
Notes:Data derived from the national FINRISK surveys at the National Institute for Health and Welfare THL. Figures are age-adjusted and population-weighted.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Age:25-64
Sample size:4804
Area covered:National
References:Peltonen M, Harald K, Männistö S, Saarikoski L, Lund L, Sundvall J, Juolevi A, Laatikainen T, Aldén-Nieminen H, Luoto R, Jousilahti P, Salomaa V, Taimi M, Vartiainen E. Kansallinen FINRISKI 2007 –terveystutkimus, Tutkimuksen toteutus ja tulokset: Taulukkoliite. Kansanterveyslaitos. Yliopistopaino, Helsinki 2008.
Notes:Data derived from the national FINRISK surveys at the National Institute for Health and Welfare THL. Figures are age-adjusted and population-weighted.
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:Measured
Age:30+
References:Personal Correspondence from Ailsa Rissanen, data presented at ECO 03
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2000-2003

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:15+
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat Yearbook 2006/07. A goldmine of statistical information. Available at https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/5059290/1-20022007-BP-EN.PDF.pdf/edab8c31-b9f3-4c8e-b4db-4137bd045efa?t=1414683510000 (last accessed 04.11.21)
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:25-64
Sample size:4583
References:Lahti-Koski M, Pietinen P, Munnisto S, Vartiainen E. Trends in waist to hip ratio and its determinants in adults in Finland from 1987 to 1997. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2000;72:1436-1444
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:25-64
Sample size:9340
References:Lahti-Koski M, Vartiainen E, Mannisto S, Pietinen P. Age, education and occupation as determinants of trends in body mass index in Finland from 1982 to 1997. International Journal of Obesity (2000);24:1669-1676
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2021-2022

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:13
References:Rakic JG, Hamrik Z, Dzielska A, Felder-Puig R, Oja L, Bakalár P et al. A focus on adolescent physical activity, eating behaviours, weight status and body image in Europe, central Asia and Canada. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) international report from the 2021/2022 survey. Volume 4. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2024. 'Any translation was not created by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this translation. The original English edition shall be the binding and authentic edition'
Notes:HBSC aims to survey approximately 1500 pupils per age group in each country or region (totaling around 4500)
Cutoffs:+2SD

Children, 2018-2020

Survey type:Measured
Age:8
Sample size:3800
Area covered:National
References:Report on the fifth round of data collection, 2018–2020: WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI). Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2022. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Cutoffs:WHO 2007

Children, 2015-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:8
Sample size:4511
Area covered:National
References:WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) Report on the fourth round of data collection, 2015–2017 (2021). Available at: https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/nutrition/activities/who-european-childhood-obesity-surveillance-initiative-cosi/cosi-publications/who-european-childhood-obesity-surveillance-initiative-cosi-report-on-the-fourth-round-of-data-collection,-20152017-2021. Accessed 19.05.21.
Cutoffs:WHO

Children, 2011-2014

Survey type:Measured
Age:9-12
Sample size:10646
Area covered:National
References:Sarkkola C, Viljakainen J, de Oliveira Figueiredo R, A, Saari A, Lommi S, Engberg E, Viljakainen H: Prevalence of thinness, overweight, obesity and central obesity in Finnish school-aged children: a comparison of national and international reference values. Obes Facts 2021. doi: 10.1159/000521170
Notes:Study also have WHO and Finnish cut-offs.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2010

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:13-15
Sample size:4262
Area covered:National
References:Nuutinen, Teija, et al. “Clustering of Energy Balance-Related Behaviours, Sleep, and Overweight among Finnish Adolescents.” International Journal of Public Health, vol. 62, no. 8, 7 June 2017, pp. 929–938, 10.1007/s00038-017-0991-4. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28593331/. Accessed 12 May 2021.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2007-2009

Survey type:Measured
Age:11-16
Sample size:1836
Area covered:National
References:Parikka, S. et al.(2015)'Associations between parental BMI,socioeconomic factors, family structure and overweight in Finnish children: a path model approach', BMC Public Health, 15:271.DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1548-1
Notes: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 09.11.20)
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2006

Survey type:Measured
Age:12
Sample size:4013
Area covered:Regional
References:Vuorela N. (2009). Prevalence of overweight and obesity in 5- and 12-year-old Finnish children in 1986 and 2006. Acta P¬údiatrica, 98; 507 - 512.
Cutoffs:IOTF

Infants, 1986

Survey type:Measured
Age:5
Sample size:2108
References:Vuorela N, Saha MT, Salo M. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in 5 and 12 year old Finnish children in 1986 and 2006. Acta Paediatrica 2009;98:507-512
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age and education

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & educational status. No data for those in 0-2 educational category
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & educational status. No data for those in 0-2 educational category
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & educational status. No data for those in 0-2 educational category
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2017 - Education EUROSTAT Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=ilc_hch10&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, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2017 - Education EUROSTAT Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=ilc_hch10&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:2014 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:2014 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

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:10,000
Area covered:National
References:Finland National Health, Welfare and Services Survey (FinSote) - FinSote 2019 . Data available at: https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:10,000
Area covered:National
References:Finland National Health, Welfare and Services Survey (FinSote) - FinSote 2019 . Data available at: https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:10,000
Area covered:National
References:Finland National Health, Welfare and Services Survey (FinSote) - FinSote 2019 . Data available at: https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:6732
Area covered:National
References:Murto J, Kaikkonen R, Pentala-Nikulainen O, Koskela T, Virtala E, Härkänen T, Koskenniemi T, Jussmäki T, Vartiainen E & Koskinen S. Adult Health, Well-Being and Service Research Basic results 2010-2017. Online publication: http://www.terveytemme.fi/ath/tampere-raisio/html/ath_obesity_bmi30_cr.html (Accessed 6 March 2019).
Notes:NOTE: 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.

Women, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:6732
Area covered:National
References:Murto J, Kaikkonen R, Pentala-Nikulainen O, Koskela T, Virtala E, Härkänen T, Koskenniemi T, Jussmäki T, Vartiainen E & Koskinen S. Adult Health, Well-Being and Service Research Basic results 2010-2017. Online publication: http://www.terveytemme.fi/ath/tampere-raisio/html/ath_obesity_bmi30_cr.html (Accessed 6 March 2019).
Notes:NOTE: 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.

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Notes: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:2014 Eurostat Database:http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1e&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
Notes: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, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:25-64
Sample size:6424
Area covered:National
References:Peltonen M, Harald K, Männistö S, Saarikoski L, Lund L, Sundvall J, Juolevi A, Laatikainen T, Aldén-Nieminen H, Luoto R, Jousilahti P, Salomaa V, Taimi M, Vartiainen E. Kansallinen FINRISKI 2007 –terveystutkimus, Tutkimuksen toteutus ja tulokset: Taulukkoliite. Kansanterveyslaitos. Yliopistopaino, Helsinki 2008
Notes:Mean BMI by Education Level. Note that data is age-standardised and population-weighted.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:25-64
Sample size:6424
Area covered:National
References:Peltonen M, Harald K, Männistö S, Saarikoski L, Lund L, Sundvall J, Juolevi A, Laatikainen T, Aldén-Nieminen H, Luoto R, Jousilahti P, Salomaa V, Taimi M, Vartiainen E. Kansallinen FINRISKI 2007 –terveystutkimus, Tutkimuksen toteutus ja tulokset: Taulukkoliite. Kansanterveyslaitos. Yliopistopaino, Helsinki 2008
Notes:Mean BMI by Education Level. Note that data is age-standardised and population-weighted.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Age:25-64
Sample size:20551
Area covered:National
References:Lahti-Koski, M., Harald, K., Saarni, S. E., Peltonen, M. and Männistö, S. (2012), Changes in body mass index and measures of abdominal obesity in Finnish adults between 1992 and 2007, the National FINRISK Study. Clinical Obesity, 2: 57–63. doi: 10.1111/j.1758-8111.2012.00035.x
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Age:25-64
Sample size:20551
Area covered:National
References:Lahti-Koski, M., Harald, K., Saarni, S. E., Peltonen, M. and Männistö, S. (2012), Changes in body mass index and measures of abdominal obesity in Finnish adults between 1992 and 2007, the National FINRISK Study. Clinical Obesity, 2: 57–63. doi: 10.1111/j.1758-8111.2012.00035.x
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2000-2001

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:40-60
Sample size:6227
Area covered:National
References:Laaksonen, M., Sarlio-Lähteenkorva, S. and Lahelma, E. (2004), Multiple Dimensions of Socioeconomic Position and Obesity among Employees: The Helsinki Health Study. Obesity Research, 12: 1851–1858. doi: 10.1038/oby.2004.230
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2000-2001

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:40-60
Sample size:6227
Area covered:National
References:Laaksonen, M., Sarlio-Lähteenkorva, S. and Lahelma, E. (2004), Multiple Dimensions of Socioeconomic Position and Obesity among Employees: The Helsinki Health Study. Obesity Research, 12: 1851–1858. doi: 10.1038/oby.2004.230
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2005

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:12-18
Sample size:6503
Area covered:National
References:Kautiainen, Susanna, Koivisto, Anna-Maija, Koivusilta, Leena, Lintonen, Tomi, Virtanen, Suvi M. and Rimpelä, Arja(2009) 'Sociodemographic factors and a secular trend for adolescent overweight in Finland', International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4: 4, 360 ¬ó 370
Cutoffs:IOTF

Girls, 2005

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:12-18
Sample size:6503
Area covered:National
References:Kautiainen, Susanna, Koivisto, Anna-Maija, Koivusilta, Leena, Lintonen, Tomi, Virtanen, Suvi M. and Rimpelä, Arja(2009) 'Sociodemographic factors and a secular trend for adolescent overweight in Finland', International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4: 4, 360 ¬ó 370
Cutoffs:IOTF

Boys, 1979

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:12-18
Sample size:4273
Area covered:National
References:Kautiainen, Susanna, Koivisto, Anna-Maija, Koivusilta, Leena, Lintonen, Tomi, Virtanen, Suvi M. and Rimpelä, Arja(2009) 'Sociodemographic factors and a secular trend for adolescent overweight in Finland', International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4: 4, 360 ¬ó 370
Notes:Prevalence based on Fathers education level
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 1979

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:12-18
Sample size:4273
Area covered:National
References:Kautiainen, Susanna, Koivisto, Anna-Maija, Koivusilta, Leena, Lintonen, Tomi, Virtanen, Suvi M. and Rimpelä, Arja(2009) 'Sociodemographic factors and a secular trend for adolescent overweight in Finland', International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4: 4, 360 ¬ó 370
Notes:Prevalence based on Fathers education level
Cutoffs:Other

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2023

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:5670
Area covered:National
References:Healthy Finland survey 2023. https://repo.thl.fi/sites/tervesuomi/ilmioraportit_2023/lihavuus.html (Accessed 5.12.23)
Notes:Permanent residents only. The health examination took place in January-June 2023.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:10,000
Area covered:National
References:Finland National Health, Welfare and Services Survey (FinSote) - FinSote 2019 . Data available at:https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:25,555
Area covered:National
References:Pentala-Nikulainen O, Koskela T, Parikka S, Kilpeläinen H, Koskenniemi T, Aalto AM, Muuri A, Koskinen S & Lounamaa A. National Health, Wellbeing and Service Research FinSote Basic Results 2017-2018. Online publication: thl.fi/finsote.
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, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:6732
Area covered:National
References:Murto J, Kaikkonen R, Pentala-Nikulainen O, Koskela T, Virtala E, Härkänen T, Koskenniemi T, Jussmäki T, Vartiainen E & Koskinen S. Adult Health, Well-Being and Service Research Basic results 2010-2017. Online publication: http://www.terveytemme.fi/ath/tampere-raisio/html/ath_obesity_bmi30_cr.html (Accessed 6 March 2019).
Notes:NOTE: 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, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2017 - EUROSTAT Database http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=ilc_hch10&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, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:20551
Area covered:National
References:Lahti-Koski, M., Harald, K., Saarni, S. E., Peltonen, M. and Männistö, S. (2012), Changes in body mass index and measures of abdominal obesity in Finnish adults between 1992 and 2007, the National FINRISK Study. Clinical Obesity, 2: 57–63. doi: 10.1111/j.1758-8111.2012.00035.x
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:3227
Area covered:National
References:WHO Infobase 102584a1 - Helakorpi S, Patja K, Prättälä R, Uutela A. Health behaviour and health among the Finnish adult population, spring 2005. Helsinki, KTL-National Public Health Institute, 2005.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2000-2017

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:9,288
Area covered:National
References:Koponen P. FinTerveys., 2017. Terveys, toimintakyky ja hyvinvointi Suomessa. Available: http://www.julkari.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/136223/THL_RAP_2018_04_Finterveys_verkko.pdf?sequence=6&isAllowed=y. [Last accessed 13th September 2018].
Notes:Data derived from The National FinHealth 2017 Survey, which combines the previous Health 2000/2011 and FINRISK Surveys.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2021-2022

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:See Report
References:Rakić JG, Hamrik Z, Dzielska A, Felder-Puig R, Oja L, Bakalár P et al. A focus on adolescent physical activity, eating behaviours, weight status and body image in Europe, central Asia and Canada. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) international report from the 2021/2022 survey. Volume 4. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2024. 'Any translation was not created by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this translation. The original English edition shall be the binding and authentic edition'
Notes:HBSC aims to survey approximately 1500 pupils per age group in each country or region (totaling around 4500)
Cutoffs:+2SD

Children, 2018-2020

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:10846
Area covered:National
References:Report on the fifth round of data collection, 2018–2020: WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI). Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2022. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.
Cutoffs:WHO 2007

Children, 2015-2017

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:12,961
Area covered:National
References:WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative (COSI) Report on the fourth round of data collection, 2015–2017 (2021). Available at: https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/nutrition/activities/who-european-childhood-obesity-surveillance-initiative-cosi/cosi-publications/who-european-childhood-obesity-surveillance-initiative-cosi-report-on-the-fourth-round-of-data-collection,-20152017-2021. Accessed 19.05.21.
Cutoffs:WHO

Children, 2006

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:4016
Area covered:Subnational
References:Vuorela N, Saha MT, Salo M. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in 5 - and 12- year-old Finnish children in 1986 & 2006. Acta Paediatrica 2009;98:507-512
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1999

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:64147
Area covered:National
References:Kautiainen S, Rimpela A, Vikat A, Virtanen SM. Secular trends in overweight and obesity among Finnish adolescents in 1977-1999. International Journal of Obesity 2002;26:544-552
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 1977

Survey type:Self-reported
Sample size:64147
Area covered:National
References:Kautiainen S, Rimpela A, Vikat A, Virtanen SM. Secular trends in overweight and obesity among Finnish adolescents in 1977-1999. International Journal of Obesity 2002;26:544-552
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by region

Adults, 2018

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:10,000
Area covered:National
References:Finland National Health, Welfare and Services Survey (FinSote) - FinSote 2019 . Data available at:https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2018

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:10,000
Area covered:National
References:Finland National Health, Welfare and Services Survey (FinSote) - FinSote 2019 . Data available at:https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2018

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:10,000
Area covered:National
References:Finland National Health, Welfare and Services Survey (FinSote) - FinSote 2019 . Data available at:https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:6732
Area covered:National
References:Murto J, Kaikkonen R, Pentala-Nikulainen O, Koskela T, Virtala E, Härkänen T, Koskenniemi T, Jussmäki T, Vartiainen E & Koskinen S. Adult Health, Well-Being and Service Research Basic results 2010-2017. Online publication: http://www.terveytemme.fi/ath/tampere-raisio/html/ath_obesity_bmi30_cr.html (Accessed 6 March 2019).
Notes:NOTE: 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.

Women, 2017

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:20+
Sample size:6732
Area covered:National
References:Murto J, Kaikkonen R, Pentala-Nikulainen O, Koskela T, Virtala E, Härkänen T, Koskenniemi T, Jussmäki T, Vartiainen E & Koskinen S. Adult Health, Well-Being and Service Research Basic results 2010-2017. Online publication: http://www.terveytemme.fi/ath/tampere-raisio/html/ath_obesity_bmi30_cr.html (Accessed 6 March 2019).
Notes:NOTE: 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.

Men, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:25-74
Sample size:6424
Area covered:National
References:National FINRISK Study 2012 survey
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:25-74
Sample size:6424
Area covered:National
References:National FINRISK Study 2012 survey
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Age:30-59
Sample size:6053
Area covered:Subnational
References:Vartiainen E,Laatikainen T, Peltonen et al. Thirty-five-year trends in cardiovascular risk factors in Finland. International Journal of Epidemiology 2010;39:504–518
Notes:Trend data available from this study (1972-2007)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2007

Survey type:Measured
Age:30-59
Sample size:6053
Area covered:Subnational
References:Vartiainen E,Laatikainen T, Peltonen et al. Thirty-five-year trends in cardiovascular risk factors in Finland. International Journal of Epidemiology 2010;39:504–518
Notes:Trend data available from this study (1972-2007)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2019

Survey type:Measured
Age:13-16
Sample size:86,819
Area covered:National
References:FinLapset study 2019. Data available at: https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Cutoffs:Other

Boys, 2019

Survey type:Measured
Age:13-16
Sample size:86,819
Area covered:National
References:FinLapset study 2019. Data available at: https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Cutoffs:Other

Girls, 2019

Survey type:Measured
Age:13-16
Sample size:86,819
Area covered:National
References:FinLapset study 2019. Data available at: https://sotkanet.fi/sotkanet/en/haku?q=obesity. Last accessed: 27.05.21.
Cutoffs:Other

Children, 2006

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:4016
Area covered:Subnational
References:Vuorela N, Saha MT, Salo M. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in 5 - and 12- year-old Finnish children in 1986 & 2006. Acta Paediatrica 2009;98:507-512
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age and region

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2014 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:2014 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 age and socio-economic group

Adults, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & income quintile
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & income quintile
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2019

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2019. Available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 09.08.21).
Notes:NB. Some age ranges missing due to insufficient data to display by age & income quintile
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2014 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.

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:2014 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:2014 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 socio-economic group

Men, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:18+
Area covered:National
References:2014 Socio economic - http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
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+
Area covered:National
References:2014 Socio economic - http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=hlth_ehis_bm1i&lang=en (last accessed 25.08.20)
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, 2000-2001

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:40-60
Sample size:6227
Area covered:National
References:Laaksonen, M., Sarlio-Lähteenkorva, S. and Lahelma, E. (2004), Multiple Dimensions of Socioeconomic Position and Obesity among Employees: The Helsinki Health Study. Obesity Research, 12: 1851–1858. doi: 10.1038/oby.2004.230
Notes:Prevalence of obesity by household income
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2000-2001

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:40-60
Sample size:6227
Area covered:National
References:Laaksonen, M., Sarlio-Lähteenkorva, S. and Lahelma, E. (2004), Multiple Dimensions of Socioeconomic Position and Obesity among Employees: The Helsinki Health Study. Obesity Research, 12: 1851–1858. doi: 10.1038/oby.2004.230
Notes:Prevalence of obesity by household income
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Men, 2000-2001

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:40-60
Sample size:6227
Area covered:National
References:Laaksonen, M., Sarlio-Lähteenkorva, S. and Lahelma, E. (2004), Multiple Dimensions of Socioeconomic Position and Obesity among Employees: The Helsinki Health Study. Obesity Research, 12: 1851–1858. doi: 10.1038/oby.2004.230
Notes:Prevalence of obesity by occupational class
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2000-2001

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:40-60
Sample size:6227
Area covered:National
References:Laaksonen, M., Sarlio-Lähteenkorva, S. and Lahelma, E. (2004), Multiple Dimensions of Socioeconomic Position and Obesity among Employees: The Helsinki Health Study. Obesity Research, 12: 1851–1858. doi: 10.1038/oby.2004.230
Notes:Prevalence of obesity by occupational class
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2021-2022

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-15
References:Raki? JG, Hamrik Z, Dzielska A, Felder-Puig R, Oja L, Bakalár P et al. A focus on adolescent physical activity, eating behaviours, weight status and body image in Europe, central Asia and Canada. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) international report from the 2021/2022 survey. Volume 4. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2024. 'Any translation was not created by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this translation. The original English edition shall be the binding and authentic edition'
Notes:Family affluence scaleHBSC aims to survey approximately 1500 pupils per age group in each country or region (totaling around 4500)
Cutoffs:+2SD

Girls, 2021-2022

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-15
References:Raki? JG, Hamrik Z, Dzielska A, Felder-Puig R, Oja L, Bakalár P et al. A focus on adolescent physical activity, eating behaviours, weight status and body image in Europe, central Asia and Canada. Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) international report from the 2021/2022 survey. Volume 4. Copenhagen: WHO Regional Office for Europe; 2024. 'Any translation was not created by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO is not responsible for the content or accuracy of this translation. The original English edition shall be the binding and authentic edition'
Notes:Family affluence scaleHBSC aims to survey approximately 1500 pupils per age group in each country or region (totaling around 4500)
Cutoffs:+2SD

Boys, 2017-2018

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-15
Sample size:3140
Area covered:National
References:World Health Organization (2020). Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being - Findings from the 2017/2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Europe and Canada. Available at: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/332091/9789289055000-eng.pdf. Last accessed: 20.05.21.
Notes:HBSC Family Affluence Scale (FAS) - "HBSC uses an alternative measure, the Family Affluence Scale, which asks young people about material assets such as family cars, number of foreign holidays, computers, bathrooms and dishwashers in the household, holidays and having a bedroom to oneself. The scale, which enables users to add up how many of these assets a young person has in their home compared with other adolescents in their country/region, has been shown to provide a valid indicator of relative affluence."
Definitions:HBSC Family Affluence Scale (FAS)
Cutoffs:WHO

Girls, 2017-2018

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-15
Sample size:3140
Area covered:National
References:World Health Organization (2020). Spotlight on adolescent health and well-being - Findings from the 2017/2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey in Europe and Canada. Available at: https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/332091/9789289055000-eng.pdf. Last accessed: 20.05.21.
Notes:HBSC Family Affluence Scale (FAS) - "HBSC uses an alternative measure, the Family Affluence Scale, which asks young people about material assets such as family cars, number of foreign holidays, computers, bathrooms and dishwashers in the household, holidays and having a bedroom to oneself. The scale, which enables users to add up how many of these assets a young person has in their home compared with other adolescents in their country/region, has been shown to provide a valid indicator of relative affluence."
Definitions:HBSC Family Affluence Scale (FAS)
Cutoffs:WHO

Boys, 2005

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:12-18
Sample size:6503
Area covered:National
References:Kautiainen, Susanna, Koivisto, Anna-Maija, Koivusilta, Leena, Lintonen, Tomi, Virtanen, Suvi M. and Rimpelä, Arja(2009) 'Sociodemographic factors and a secular trend for adolescent overweight in Finland', International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4: 4, 360 ¬ó 370
Cutoffs:IOTF

Girls, 2005

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:12-18
Sample size:6503
Area covered:National
References:Kautiainen, Susanna, Koivisto, Anna-Maija, Koivusilta, Leena, Lintonen, Tomi, Virtanen, Suvi M. and Rimpelä, Arja(2009) 'Sociodemographic factors and a secular trend for adolescent overweight in Finland', International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4: 4, 360 ¬ó 370
Cutoffs:IOTF

Boys, 1979

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:12-18
Sample size:4273
Area covered:National
References:Kautiainen, Susanna, Koivisto, Anna-Maija, Koivusilta, Leena, Lintonen, Tomi, Virtanen, Suvi M. and Rimpelä, Arja(2009) 'Sociodemographic factors and a secular trend for adolescent overweight in Finland', International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4: 4, 360 ¬ó 370
Cutoffs:IOTF

Girls, 1979

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:12-18
Sample size:4273
Area covered:National
References:Kautiainen, Susanna, Koivisto, Anna-Maija, Koivusilta, Leena, Lintonen, Tomi, Virtanen, Suvi M. and Rimpelä, Arja(2009) 'Sociodemographic factors and a secular trend for adolescent overweight in Finland', International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 4: 4, 360 ¬ó 370
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age and limited activity

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Self-reported
Area covered:National
References:Eurostat 2014 available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/submitViewTableAction.do (last accessed 06.10.21)
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 2014 available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/submitViewTableAction.do (last accessed 06.10.21)
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 2014 available at https://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/submitViewTableAction.do (last accessed 06.10.21)
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

Children, 2016

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, https://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893ADO?lang=en (last accessed 16.03.21)
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, 2016

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, https://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893ADO?lang=en (last accessed 16.03.21)
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, 2016

Survey type:Self-reported
Age:11-17
References:Global Health Observatory data repository, World Health Organisation, https://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.A893ADO?lang=en (last accessed 16.03.21)
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)

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)