Mexico is among the Top 7 countries predicted to have the highest levels of childhood obesity by 2030

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These are the countries predicted to have the highest number of children and adolescents with obesity by 2030

This graph shows the countries predicted to have the highest number of children and adolescents (aged 5-19 years) with obesity by 2030. The World Obesity Federation warns that diseases linked to childhood obesity will overwhelm the health services of many countries.

World Obesity Federation (2019). Atlas of Childhood Obesity. London, England.
https://www.worldobesity.org/nlsegmentation/global-atlas-on-childhood-obesity

CountryPredicted obese children
China61,987,920
India27,481,141
USA16,986,603
Indonesia9,076,416
Brazil7,664,422
Egypt6,818,532
Mexico6,550,276
Nigeria6,020,182
Pakistan5,412,457
South Africa4,146,329

References

1.NCD Risk Factor Collaboration. Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128.9 million children, adolescents, and adults. The Lancet, 2017; 390(10113):2627-2642.

2.Popkin BM. Nutritional Patterns and Transitions. Population and Development Review, 1993; 19(1):138-157.

Source: World Obesity

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