• Overview
  • Obesity prevalence
  • Population breakdowns
  • Drivers
  • Comorbidities
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Obesity prevalence

Adults, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:18+
Sample size:2869
Area covered:Regional
References:Republic of Marshall Islands' 2017-2018 Hybrid Survey. https://extranet.who.int/ncdsmicrodata/index.php/catalog/742 (Accessed 06.10.20)
Notes:Although all islands were not surveyed, the islands included make up 83% of the overall population of the Republic of Marshall Islands. Despite this, sample size was exceptionally large and included approximately 10% of all adults residing in the Republic of Marshall Islands.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:15-49
Sample size:673
Area covered:National
References:Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, RMI Economic, Policy Planning and Statistics Office and UNICEF. 2017. Republic of the Marshall Islands Integrated Child Health and Nutrition Survey 2017, Final Report. Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands: Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, RMI Economic, Policy Planning and Statistics Office
Notes:Demographic Health Survey - Mothers or female caregivers
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2002

Survey type:Measured
Age:15-64
Sample size:1187
Area covered:National
References:REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, NCD Risk Factors STEPS Report 2002 (2007) available at https://www.who.int/ncds/surveillance/steps/2002_Marshall_Islands_STEPS-Report.pdf (last accessed 19.10.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:4-16
Sample size:3271
Area covered:Regional
References:Passmore, E. and Smith, T., 2019. Dual Burden of Stunting and Obesity Among Elementary School Children on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands. Hawai'i Journal of Health & Social Welfare, 78(8), p.262.
Notes:Region: Majuro
Cutoffs:CDC

Overweight/obesity by education

Adults, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Age:18+
Sample size:2869
Area covered:Regional
References:Republic of Marshall Islands' 2017-2018 Hybrid Survey. https://extranet.who.int/ncdsmicrodata/index.php/catalog/742 (Accessed 06.10.20)
Notes:Although all islands were not surveyed, the islands included make up 83% of the overall population of the Republic of Marshall Islands. Despite this, sample size was exceptionally large and included approximately 10% of all adults residing in the Republic of Marshall Islands.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:15-49
Sample size:673
Area covered:National
References:Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, RMI Economic, Policy Planning and Statistics Office and UNICEF. 2017. Republic of the Marshall Islands Integrated Child Health and Nutrition Survey 2017, Final Report. Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands: Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, RMI Economic, Policy Planning and Statistics Office
Notes:Demographic Health Survey - Mothers or female caregivers
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

Adults, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:2869
Area covered:Regional
References:Republic of Marshall Islands' 2017-2018 Hybrid Survey. https://extranet.who.int/ncdsmicrodata/index.php/catalog/742 (Accessed 06.10.20)
Notes:Although all islands were not surveyed, the islands included make up 83% of the overall population of the Republic of Marshall Islands. Despite this, sample size was exceptionally large and included approximately 10% of all adults residing in the Republic of Marshall Islands.
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:673
Area covered:National
References:Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, RMI Economic, Policy Planning and Statistics Office and UNICEF. 2017. Republic of the Marshall Islands Integrated Child Health and Nutrition Survey 2017, Final Report. Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands: Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, RMI Economic, Policy Planning and Statistics Office
Notes:Demographic Health Survey - Mothers or female caregivers
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Adults, 2002

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:1187
Area covered:National
References:REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS, NCD Risk Factors STEPS Report 2002 (2007) available at https://www.who.int/ncds/surveillance/steps/2002_Marshall_Islands_STEPS-Report.pdf (last accessed 19.10.20)
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Children, 2017-2018

Survey type:Measured
Sample size:3271
Area covered:Subnational
References:Passmore, E. and Smith, T., 2019. Dual Burden of Stunting and Obesity Among Elementary School Children on Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands. Hawai'i Journal of Health & Social Welfare, 78(8), p.262.
Notes:CDC Cut-offs
Cutoffs:CDC

Overweight/obesity by region

Women, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:15-49
Sample size:673
Area covered:National
References:Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, RMI Economic, Policy Planning and Statistics Office and UNICEF. 2017. Republic of the Marshall Islands Integrated Child Health and Nutrition Survey 2017, Final Report. Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands: Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, RMI Economic, Policy Planning and Statistics Office
Notes:Demographic Health Survey - Mothers or female caregivers
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Women, 2016-2017

Survey type:Measured
Age:15-49
Sample size:673
Area covered:National
References:Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, RMI Economic, Policy Planning and Statistics Office and UNICEF. 2017. Republic of the Marshall Islands Integrated Child Health and Nutrition Survey 2017, Final Report. Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands: Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Health and Human Services, RMI Economic, Policy Planning and Statistics Office
Notes:Demographic Health Survey - Mothers or female caregivers
Unless otherwise noted, overweight refers to a BMI between 25kg and 29.9kg/m², obesity refers to a BMI greater than 30kg/m².

Insufficient physical activity

Adults, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Men, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Women, 2016

References:Guthold R, Stevens GA, Riley LM, Bull FC. Worldwide trends in insufficient physical activity from 2001 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 358 population-based surveys with 1.9 million participants. Lancet 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(18)30357-7

Estimated per-capita fruit intake

Adults, 2017

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

Estimated per-capita processed meat intake

Adults, 2017

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

Estimated per-capita whole grains intake

Adults, 2017

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

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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