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Map of BMI increase - Feb 2011

From the Economist

How mens' waistlines have grown since 1980


RISING levels of obesity are bad news for people and health-care budgets, but they also correlate with good things such as rising economic wealth. The three maps below, which are drawn from a new global study led by Professor Majid Ezzati of Imperial College, London, and published in the Lancet, show that, Polynesia aside, obesity was a rich-world phenomenon in 1980. By 2008 the rich world had itself expanded, bringing obesity to groups within countries that were previously considered poor, such as Brazil and South Africa. During that period, the prevalence rate of obesity among men doubled to nearly 10%. One country has stubbornly resisted this trend. For all its dynamism since India opened up its economy in 1990, its men have on average become even thinner. The study suggests that Congo is the thinnest country in the world, and Nauru the fattest. Imperial College's own map is here.



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466 BMI Change.gif Change Editor 19 Feb, 2011 14:56 63.67 Kb 1988
465 BMI1980.gif Editor 19 Feb, 2011 14:10 62.06 Kb 2036
463 BMI2008.gif 2008 Editor 19 Feb, 2011 14:09 63.70 Kb 1931
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