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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2012

Survey type:Measured
Age:15+
Sample size:3736
Area covered:National
References:Kazakh Academy of Nutrition
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 1999

Survey type:Measured
Age:15-49
Sample size:2235
Area covered:National (MACRO)
References:Kazakstan Demographic Health 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, 1995

Survey type:Measured
Age:15-49
Sample size:3538
References:Martorell R, Khan LK, Hughes ML, Grummer Strawn LM. Obesity in women from developing countries. EJCN (2000) 54;247-252
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2015

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-4
Sample size:3238
Area covered:National
References:Kazakhstan MICS 2015 analysed by R Jackson Leach & Caroline Litts, World Obesity Federation 2017
Notes:IOTF International Cut Off Points
Cutoffs:IOTF

Children, 2010-2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-4
Sample size:2939
Area covered:National
References:Kazakhstan MICS 2010-11 Survey - data analysed by R Jackson Leach, F Montague. World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International Monthly Cut Offs Age range 2-4.9yrs
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by education

Women, 1999

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:2238
Area covered:National
References:Demographic Health Survey Kazakhstan 1999
Notes:Obesity only available Demographic Health Survey data includes ever married women aged 15-49 years only and may include males aged 15-59.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 1999

Survey type:Measured
Age:15-49
Sample size:2238
Area covered:National
References:Demographic Health Survey Kazakhstan 1999
Notes:Obesity only available Demographic Health Survey data includes ever married women aged 15-49 years only and may include males aged 15-59.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2010-2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-4
Sample size:2939
Area covered:National
References:Kazakhstan MICS 2010-11 Survey - data analysed by R Jackson Leach, F Montague. World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International Monthly Cut Off's applied Age range 2-4.9yrs Sample too small for None or Primary only
Cutoffs:IOTF

Girls, 2010-2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-4
Sample size:2939
Area covered:National
References:Kazakhstan MICS 2010-11 Survey - data analysed by R Jackson Leach, F Montague. World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International Monthly Cut Off's applied Age range 2-4.9yrs Sample too small for None or Primary only
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by age

Children, 2010-2011

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:2939
Area covered:National
References:Kazakhstan MICS 2010-11 Survey - data analysed by R Jackson Leach, F Montague. World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International Monthly Cut Off's applied Age range 2-4.9yrs
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by region

Women, 1999

Survey type:Measured
Age:15-49
Sample size:2238
Area covered:National
References:Demographic Health Survey Kazakhstan 1999
Notes:Obesity only available Demographic Health Survey data includes ever married women aged 15-49 years only and may include males aged 15-59.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Boys, 2010-2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-4
Sample size:2939
Area covered:National
References:Kazakhstan MICS 2010-11 Survey - data analysed by R Jackson Leach, F Montague. World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International Monthly Cut Off's applied Age range 2-4.9yrs
Cutoffs:IOTF

Girls, 2010-2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-4
Sample size:2939
Area covered:National
References:Kazakhstan MICS 2010-11 Survey - data analysed by R Jackson Leach, F Montague. World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International Monthly Cut Off's applied Age range 2-4.9yrs
Cutoffs:IOTF

Overweight/obesity by socio-economic group

Men, 2001

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

Women, 2001

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

Boys, 2010-2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-4
Sample size:2939
Area covered:National
References:Kazakhstan MICS 2010-11 Survey - data analysed by R Jackson Leach, F Montague. World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International Monthly Cut Off's applied Age range 2-4.9yrs
Cutoffs:IOTF

Girls, 2010-2011

Survey type:Measured
Age:2-4
Sample size:2939
Area covered:National
References:Kazakhstan MICS 2010-11 Survey - data analysed by R Jackson Leach, F Montague. World Obesity Federation
Notes:IOTF International Monthly Cut Off's applied Age range 2-4.9yrs
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

Estimated per-capita fruit intake

Adults, 2017

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

Estimated per-capita processed meat intake

Adults, 2017

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

Estimated per-capita whole grains intake

Adults, 2017

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

Mental health - depression disorders

Adults, 2015

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

Mental health - anxiety disorders

Adults, 2015

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

Oesophageal cancer

Men, 2018

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

Women, 2018

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

Breast cancer

Women, 2018

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

Colorectal cancer

Men, 2018

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

Women, 2018

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

Pancreatic cancer

Men, 2018

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

Women, 2018

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

Gallbladder cancer

Men, 2018

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

Women, 2018

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

Kidney cancer

Men, 2018

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

Women, 2018

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

Cancer of the uterus

Women, 2018

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

Raised blood pressure

Adults, 2015

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

Men, 2015

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

Women, 2015

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

Raised cholesterol

Adults, 2008

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

Men, 2008

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

Women, 2008

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

Raised fasting blood glucose

Men, 2014

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

Women, 2014

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

Diabetes prevalence

Adults, 2017

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

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