The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children 6–9 years old is high (particularly among girls) and increases with age. These results were obtained from a survey of a representative sample in Sweden.

This fact sheet is aimed at policy makers who develop or work with preventative measures, for example, in schools, municipalities, or county administrative boards.

Also available in Swedish - Förekomsten av övervikt och fetma hos barn är hög och ökar med åldern

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