OECD, So many of these estimates of child obesity prevalence in Asia likely underestimate the true public health burden of obesity in Asia. Trends in the prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in Australia between and In this information was not available and was approximated using the highest education level achieved by either a parent or legal guardian.
Accessed March 6, The increasingly urbanized and digitalized world offers fewer opportunities for physical activity through healthy play.
Obesity in childhood is associated with a wide range of serious health complications and an increased risk of premature onset of illnesses, including diabetes and heart disease.
In and22 percent of Latino children and 20 percent of black children had obesity compared to 14 percent of white children. Health E-Stats. Adolescents Cyprus, Greece, Spain, and England have some of the highest obesity rates among youth ages 10 to 18, according to a recent systematic review of studies from 30 countries the 27 EU members plus Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland.