Taiwan’s adult obesity rate is 45.4%

Taiwan’s adult obesity rate is 45.4%

This is according to the latest 2013-2016 survey by Taiwan’s Citizen’s Health Administration.   In 1993-1996, the adult obesity rate was 32.7%, and in 2005-2008, it was 43.4%.

In 2015, overweight and obese elementary school children constituted 28.7% of the elementary school population, and overweight and obese middle school children constituted 29.2% of the middle school population.  Compared to 2014, the percentage of overweight and obese elementary school children showed a drop of 0.3% but the percentage of overweight and obese middle school children showed an increase of 0.4%.

Among elementary school children who are overweight and obese, 60% – 70% will still be overweight and obese when they are adults, and among middle school students who are overweight and obese, 70% – 80% will be overweight and obese when they are adults.

 

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