Data Visualization Obesity visualization

Published on June 21st, 2017 | by


Mapping Trends in Obesity Around the Globe

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a global health research center at the University of Washington, created a data visualization illustrating 35 years of trends in obesity rates around the world  The institute aggregated data from published studies and reports on height and weight published between 1980 to 2015 to calculate the percentage of the population in each country whose body mass index (BMI) indicates they are overweight or obese. The visualization shows that Burundi, Eritrea, and North Korea have the lowest percentages of overweight and obese populations, while American Samoa, Tonga, and Kuwait have some of the highest.

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