Prevalence of child overweight, including obesity (%)

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CountryYearAreaAgeBoysGirlsAll childrenCut-offs
Afghanistan2014National13-1715.6012.7014.20WHO
Albania2015-2016National816.8013.8015.30IOTF
Algeria2018-2019National0-513.4012.1012.80Other
Argentina2018National13-1539.1027.8033.10WHO
Aruba2012Subnational12-1819.8019.5039.40CDC
Australia2017-2018National5-1726.1023.6025.10IOTF
Austria2017National7-1228.0025.9026.90Other
Bahamas2013National13-1542.0047.1044.70WHO
Bahrain2016National13-1739.3038.0038.60WHO
Bangladesh2018-2019National10-196.048.037.02WHO
Barbados2011National13-1532.1031.8031.90WHO
Belgium20182-1717.3020.2018.80WHO
Belize2018Regional--32.90WHO
Belize2015-2016National0-58.006.507.30Other
Benin2017-2018National0-51.801.901.90Other
Bhutan2016National13-177.9014.5011.40WHO
Bolivia2016National0-511.209.1010.10Other
Bosnia and Herzegovina2011-2012National0-516.70-35.40Other
Bosnia and Herzegovina2008-2009Regional6-188.0010.709.30CDC
Botswana2007-2008National0-59.3010.6010.00Other
Brazil2013-2014National12-1725.8025.2025.50WHO
British Virgin Islands2009National13-1535.8037.8036.90Other
Brunei Darussalam2019National13-1738.1033.2035.60WHO
Bulgaria2015-2017National730.2028.60-WHO
Cabo Verde2001-2002National--8.50WHO
Cambodia2014National0-50.800.500.60Other
Cameroon2013Regional3-1311.8013.2012.50IOTF
Canada2017National5-1727.7030.1028.90WHO
Cayman Islands2009-2010--33.90CDC
Chad2019National0-52.302.402.30Other
Chile2013National13-1739.8044.0041.90WHO
China2017Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Nanjing, and Chengdu6-1836.2020.70-Overweight/obesity were defined based on the working group on obesity in China, with recommended age- and sex-specific cutoffs corresponding to BMI ≥24 and 28 kg m−2
Colombia2018Urban5-1735.4028.8032.10
Cook Islands2015National13-1759.7067.5063.70WHO
Costa Rica2016National6-1235.7032.2034.00WHO
Cote d'Ivoire2016National0-51.801.101.50Other
Croatia2015-2016National8-938.7031.0034.90Other
Cuba2019National0-511.808.7010.30Other
Cyprus2015-2017National943.0043.10-WHO
Czechia201810-1726.7015.3021.00WHO
Democratic Republic of Congo2017-2018National0-53.803.803.80Other
Denmark2015-2017National717.6020.10-WHO
Djibouti2007National13-1513.4020.5016.30WHO
Dominica2009National13-1523.7025.9024.80WHO
Dominican Republic2016National13-1725.4030.9028.20WHO
Ecuador2018National5-1137.8132.8735.40
Egypt2018-2020National6-1118.1025.8021.80WHO 2007
El Salvador2015-2016National6-1022.5023.8023.10IOTF
England2019National2-1532.0027.9030.00Other
Estonia2007-2008National2-913.6014.9014.30IOTF
Eswatini2014National0-59.008.909.00Other
Ethiopia2019National0-50.900.400.70Other
Fiji2016National13-1724.9032.1028.60WHO
Finland2015-2017National831.3029.80-WHO
France2016National7-914.4018.7016.50IOTF
Gambia2019-2020National0-50.600.400.50Other
Georgia2017National717.9018.2018.10IOTF
Germany2014-2017Regional3-1724.2023.8024.00IOTF
Ghana2017-2018National0-51.501.301.40Other
Gibraltar (UK)19985-1232.3032.2032.20IOTF
Greece2015-2017National742.0037.80-WHO
Greenland2011National612.7019.1015.80IOTF
Grenada2014National--3.93BMI-for-age Z-score
Grenada2012-2013National11-1412.2022.7017.60CDC
Guam2013-2014National4-1941.6036.1038.80CDC
Guatemala2017National--24.40WHO 2007
Guatemala2015National13-1728.6029.2026.80WHO
Guyana2019-2020National0-56.007.006.50Other
Haiti2012-2013Urban--5.00WHO
Honduras2012National13-1516.7018.8017.80WHO
Hong Kong2015Regional - 2 regions and 5 schools9-1223.5016.3019.90IOTF
Hungary2016National721.4023.7022.50IOTF
Iceland2016-2017National5-712.8023.1017.80IOTF
India2016-2018National10-195.004.905.00WHO
Indonesia2018National5-1221.1018.9020.00Other
Iran2015National7-1821.2020.5020.80WHO
Iraq2013-2014Regional15-1827.3023.5025.20IOTF
Ireland2017-2018National5-1213.9019.2016.90IOTF
Israel2015-2016National6-1119.7021.2020.40WHO
Italy2019National8-929.9029.7029.80IOTF
Jamaica2018Regional--39.10WHO
Jamaica2017National13-1720.0026.4023.30WHO
Japan2012--8.70IOTF
Japan2004-2007Regional - Ina9-1017.4012.20-IOTF
Jordan2015-2016National6-1734.2030.1032.20WHO
Kazakhstan2015National910.4016.0013.30IOTF
Kenya2011-2013Regional9-1120.6020.9020.80WHO
Kiribati2018-2019National0-53.300.902.10Other
Kosovo2019-2020National0-55.906.205.90Other
Kuwait2018National--48.93WHO
Kuwait2015National13-1752.9043.7048.20WHO
Kyrgyzstan2018National85.905.505.70IOTF
Laos2015National13-1710.6011.3011.00WHO
Latvia2012-2013National725.0021.0023.00WHO
Lebanon2017National13-1730.2019.7024.60WHO
Libya2013-2014Regional15-1823.8026.1025.20IOTF
Lithuania2019-2020National7-1724.8922.1923.57Other
Luxembourg2017-2018National1524.0020.00-WHO
Malawi2009National13-153.608.606.00WHO
Malaysia2019National5-1733.2026.2029.80WHO
Maldives2016-2017National0-53.401.402.40Other
Malta2016-2017National4-1743.2038.7041.00WHO
Marshall Islands2017-2018Regional4-1615.4011.3013.30CDC
Martinique2003National5-615.1422.0918.59
Mauritania2015National0-51.201.401.30Other
Mauritius2017National13-1726.6023.2024.80WHO
Mexico2020National12-1943.1044.6043.80WHO 2007
Mongolia2018National0-511.209.8010.50Other
Montenegro2016National728.4025.0026.60IOTF
Morocco2016National13-1712.7017.8016.00WHO
Myanmar2017-2018National10-14-5.20-WHO
Myanmar2016National13-177.208.007.60WHO
Namibia2013National13-175.108.406.90WHO
Nauru2011National13-1540.0048.9044.50WHO
Nepal2019National0-52.802.302.60Other
Netherlands2020National4-1216.1010.2013.20IOTF
New Zealand2020-2021National--30.80IOTF
New Zealand2019-2020National2-1429.7029.5029.60
Nigeria2012Regional10-1718.6027.0023.20WHO
Niue2010National13-1760.30-56.70WHO
North Macedonia2016National725.8025.5025.70IOTF
Northern Ireland2019-2020National2-1524.5026.5025.40IOTF
Norway2017National1315.5016.1015.80IOTF
Oman2015National13-1728.1029.8029.80WHO
Pakistan2018National10-1917.8016.8017.30WHO
Palau2011National14-1836.9036.30-
Palestine2017Regional6-1231.6028.9030.20CDC
Panama2018National13-1726.2036.3031.60Other
Paraguay2017National13-1725.2024.3024.70WHO
Peru2013-2014National5-1337.8026.2032.20WHO
Philippines2019National13-1713.5011.7013.10WHO
Poland2018-2019Regional5-610.3011.7011.10CDC
Portugal2019National6-829.6029.5029.60WHO
Puerto Rico2010-20111243.4039.7041.50CDC
Qatar2015-2016National5-1944.9040.4042.70WHO
Romania2015-2017National830.6025.80-WHO
Russian Federation2017National719.4019.4019.40IOTF
Rwanda2019-2020National0-55.805.405.60Other
Saint Kitts and Nevis2011National13-1532.6032.5032.50WHO
Saint Lucia2006-2007National5-615.2018.7017.00IOTF
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines2018National13-1724.7033.7029.40WHO
Samoa2017National13-1752.4063.9058.50WHO
Sao Tome and Principe2019National0-55.603.404.50Other
Saudi Arabia2018-2019National6-149.4011.3010.50Other
Scotland2019National2-1532.0028.0030.00UK90
Serbia2019National--29.50Not available
Serbia2019National--30.00IOTF
Serbia20031518.9019.4019.20IOTF
Seychelles2016National5-1620.0023.6021.90IOTF
Sierra Leone2019National0-55.004.104.50Other
Singapore2017National--13.00Other
Singapore19931025.5017.6021.70IOTF
Slovakia2015National722.6020.7021.70IOTF
Slovenia2018National7-1824.8021.70-IOTF
Solomon Islands2015National0-54.303.503.90Other
South Africa2012National2-1416.2023.6019.90IOTF
South Korea2017National6-1825.0022.2023.70Other
Spain2019National6-941.3039.7040.60WHO
Sri Lanka2016National0-51.100.901.00Other
Sudan2016National--6.20WHO
Sudan2014-2015Regional5-1221.3041.6031.50WHO
Suriname2018National0-53.303.803.50Other
Sweden2017-2018National11-1518.0012.0015.00IOTF
Switzerland2017-2018National6-1217.1014.7015.90CDC
Syrian Arab Republic2010-2011Regional15-1827.0025.4026.20IOTF
Tahiti (French Polynesia)2015National13-1744.4042.1043.20WHO
Taiwan2006-2007National--22.00IOTF
Taiwan2001National6-1826.8016.6021.90IOTF
Tajikistan2016-2017National74.504.404.50IOTF
Thailand2016Regional6-1818.2014.7016.30WHO
Timor-Leste2016National0-52.502.202.30Other
Tonga2019National0-512.209.9011.20Other
Trinidad and Tobago2017National13-1731.1033.4032.30WHO
Tunisia2012-2013National6-1113.6016.8015.30IOTF
Turkey2016-2017National719.7021.4020.60IOTF
Turkmenistan2017National76.308.207.30IOTF
Tuvalu2013National13-1544.3052.2048.30WHO
Uganda2016National0-52.101.101.60Other
Ukraine2018-2019National7-1726.0013.90-WHO 2007
United Arab Emirates2018-2019National--34.70CDC
United Arab Emirates2016National13-1742.1034.8038.40WHO
United States2017-2018National5-1734.5038.0036.20IOTF
Uruguay2012National13-1529.7025.0027.20WHO
Vanuatu2016National13-1712.1016.5014.30WHO
Venezuela1976-1982National1522.4014.8018.50IOTF
Vietnam2018National11-1427.5017.6022.50IOTF
Wales2018-2019National4-527.2026.6027.00Other
Wallis and Futuna2015National13-1759.4066.0062.90WHO
Yemen2014National13-1710.0013.4011.60WHO
Zimbabwe2019National0-52.902.202.50Other

For individual source references, please refer to the country’s obesity prevalence page via the interactive map.

Data in italics is self-reported.

Where other cut offs are applied see survey for more details. Survey details can be found on the individual country page.

Due to limited data availability not all surveys are directly comparable, see further survey details for information.

Date last updated May 11, 2022

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