Up to 13.8 percent of children live with obesity or extreme obesity in Macedonia

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According to the PHI citing a recent Lancet study, as of 2022, more than 1 billion people in the world are now living with obesity.Worldwide, obesity among adults has more than doubled since 1990, and has quadrupled among children and adolescents (5 to 19 years of age), the report says.

In N. Macedonia, 28.4 percent of adults live with obesity. In our country, obesity in adults has increased by 13.6 percent, and in children and adolescents by 7.4 percent compared to 1990.

The latest data show that 30.5 percent of children six to nine years of age in our country live with increased body weight or obesity, and 13.8 percent of them live with obesity or extreme obesity. Obesity is more common in boys than in girls.

Most of the children living with obesity live in urban areas.

 

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