Overweight and obesity are common and increase with age in 6–9 year olds


Overweight and obesity among children, 6-9 year old, is becoming more common. In addition, overweight and obesity increase with age and there are geographical differences. Overweight and obesity are common among 6-9 year olds in Sweden. This shows a survey of children's height and weight that was carried out in the academic year 2018/2019. The results also show that overweight and obesity become more common with age and over time. The result from the nationwide survey shows that 21 percent are overweight or obese, 15 percent are overweight and 6 percent obese. In addition, the proportion of 6-9 year olds with overweight or obesity has increased by approximately 3 percentage points since the academic year 2015/2016.

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Författare: Folkhälsomyndigheten
Antal sidor: 2
Artikelnummer: 20181