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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:15-94
Sample size:2539
Area covered:National
References:Larsen CVL, Hansen CD, Igemann C et al. Befolkningsundersøgelsen i Grønland 2018. – Levevilkår, livsstil og helbred. Oversigt over indikatorer for folkesundheden. Statens Institute for Folkesundhed
Notes:NB. Total adults taken as an average of male & female. Worldbank unable to provide male/female ratio for Greenland 50% therefore assumed.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2005-2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:18+
Sample size:2757
Area covered:National
References:Bjerregaard, P., Jørgensen, M. E. and The Greenland Population Study Group (2013), Prevalence of obesity among Inuit in Greenland and temporal trend by social position. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 25: 335–340. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22372
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:6
Sample size:842
Area covered:National
References:Rex KF, Larsen NH, Rex H, Niclasen B, Pedersen ML.A national study on weight classes among children in Greenland at school entry.nt J Circumpolar Health. 2014 Oct 20;73. doi: 10.3402/ijch.v73.25537. eCollection 2014.
Notes:IOTF International Cut Off
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age

Adults, 2014

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:2102
Area covered:National
References:Dahl-Petersen IK, Larsen CVL, Nielsen NO, Jørgensen ME, Bjerregaard P. Befolkningsundersøgelsen i Grønland 2014. Levevilkår, livsstil og helbred. København og Nuuk [Population health survey in Greenland 2014—living conditions, life style and health. In Danish and Greenlandic]. Copenhagen and Nuuk: National Institute of Public Health and Government of Greenland; 2016.
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, 2005-2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:18+
Sample size:2757
Area covered:National
References:Bjerregaard, P., Jørgensen, M. E. and The Greenland Population Study Group (2013), Prevalence of obesity among Inuit in Greenland and temporal trend by social position. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 25: 335–340. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22372
Notes:Social position was scored from information about education, housing density and ownership of specified household items.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2005-2010

Survey type:Measured
Age:18+
Sample size:2757
Area covered:National
References:Bjerregaard, P., Jørgensen, M. E. and The Greenland Population Study Group (2013), Prevalence of obesity among Inuit in Greenland and temporal trend by social position. Am. J. Hum. Biol., 25: 335–340. doi: 10.1002/ajhb.22372
Notes:Social position was scored from information about education, housing density and ownership of specified household items.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

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)

Actions

Strategies and objectives for Public Health

Report in Danish

Categories (partial):Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2013-2019
Target age group:Adults and children
Organisation:Ministry of Health
Linked document:Download linked document
References:Bjerregaard P, Niclasen B, Frederiksen N et al. Hvordan gaar det Fokesundhed i Grønland 2014. Inuuneritta II, 2013-2019. Departementet for Sundhed, 2015

Food-based Dietary Guidelines of Greenland

The guidelines are made up of 10 recommendations, including recommendations on physical activity and the social aspects of meals and eating.

Categories:Evidence of Nutritional or Health Strategy/ Guidelines/Policy/Action plan
Year(s):2005 (ongoing)
Target age group:Adults and children
Find out more:www.peqqik.gl

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