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FIGURE 6-1 Trends in adult obesity prevalence by country and sex, 1978-2004.

FIGURE 6-1 Trends in adult obesity prevalence by country and sex, 1978-2004.

SOURCES: Data are nationally representative unless otherwise noted. Australia: measured height and weight, ages 25-64 (1980-1989), ages 18+ (1995), ages 25+ (1999-2000), data before 1999 are from urban areas only (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2009); Canada: measured height and weight, ages 20-64 (1978-1989) (Torrance, Hooper, and Reeder, 2002), ages 18+ (2004) (Tjepkema, 2005); Denmark: self-reported height and weight, ages 16+ (Bendixen et al., 2004); England: measured height and weight, ages 16+ (Department of Health, 2009; Rennie and Jebb, 2005); France: self-reported height and weight, ages 20+ (1980-1991) (Maillard et al., 1999), ages 18+ (1997-2003) (Charles, Eschwege, and Basdevant, 2008); Italy: self-reported height and weight, ages 15+ (1983-1994) (Pagano et al., 1997), ages 18+ (1999) (Calza, Decarli, and Ferraroni, 2008); Japan: measured height and weight, ages 20+ (Yoshiike, Kaneda, and Takimoto, 2002; Yoshiike et al., 2002); Netherlands: measured height and weight, ages 20-59, from three cities (International Association for the Study of Obesity, 2009; Seidell, Verschuren, and Kromhout, 1995; Visscher, Kromhout, and Seidell, 2002); Spain: self-reported height and weight, ages 21+ (1987, 1993), ages 17+ (2001) (Martínez, Moreno, and Martínez-González, 2004); United States: measured height and weight, ages 20-74 (1978, 1991, 1999) (Flegal et al., 2002), author analysis of NHANES data, ages 20-74 (2003).



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