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In 2005, 23.2% of world’s adult population was overweight; 24% of men and 22.4% of women
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It is estimated that in 2005, 23.2 percent of the world's adult population was overweight -- 24 percent of men and 22.4 percent of women -- according to a new paper from researchers at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
This is a total of 937 million adults who were overweight. Data
Data analyzed from 106 countries
The estimate was made by analyzing obesity data from 106 countries which represented approximately 88 percent of the world’s population.
Kelly T, Yang W, Chen C, Reynolds K, He J. Global burden of obesity in 2005 and projections to 2030. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Sep, 32(9):1431-37.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. J. He
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue SL18
New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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