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HOW AMERICANS MEASURE UP



Published: Sun, January 20, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



HOW AMERICANS MEASURE UP

Obesity rates worldwide. Statistics were gathered in varying years.

COUNTRYYEARPERCENT MENPERCENT WOMEN

WHO ARE OBESEWHO ARE OBESE

Ghana, ages 20 and older1987-880.9N/A

China, 20-4519921.21.64

Japan, 20 and older19931.82.6

Brazil, 25-6419895.913.3

South Africa Cape Peninsula, 15-641990844

Australia, 20-6919899.311.1

Netherlands, 20-5919941011

Canada, 18-7419911515

England, 16-6419951516.5

Czech Republic, 20-6519881620

West Germany, 25-6919911621

Saudi Arabia, 15 and older1990-931624

United States, 20-74199119.724.7

East Germany, 25-6519922127

Kuwait, 18 and older19943244 Western Samoa, 25-691991

rural41.559.2

urban58.476.8

Source: International Obesity Task Force




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