Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the Netherlands.

  title={Prevalence of overweight and obesity in the Netherlands.},
  author={Dieuwke F Schokker and Tommy L. S. Visscher and Astrid C J Nooyens and Marleen A van Baak and Jacob C. Seidell},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={8 2},
This paper shows the trends in the prevalence of overweight (body mass index [BMI] >or= 25 kg m-2) and obesity (BMI >or= 30 kg m-2) in the Netherlands. Overweight (obesity) prevalence in adult males increased from 37% (4%) in 1981 to 51% (10%) in 2004, and in adult females from 30% (6%) in 1981 to 42% (12%) in 2004, according to self-reported data. In boys and girls, obesity prevalence doubled or even tripled from 1980 to 1997, and again from 1997 to 2002-2004 a two- or threefold increase was… CONTINUE READING

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