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Obesity in Argentina

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Obesity in Argentina

FAO/UNO, the prevalence of obesity among adults in Argentina was of 29.4% in 2008.[1]

Official Statistics

Information from the Argentina's Ministry of Health shows the following progresion recorded since 2005 when was launched the National Survey for Risk Factors, in spanish: "Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo" for Non-communicable diseases (ENFR)

Source [2]

  • 2005 = 14.6%
  • 2009 = 18 %
  • 2013 = 20.8%
  • 2005-2013 period variation = 42,5%

6 out of 10 registered as overweight and 2 out of 10 as obese.[3]

The data of the survey was gathered by 1.000 surveyors that interviewed 32.365 adults older than 18 years at cities larguer than 5.000 habitants around the nation. [4] The 70.7% (32.365) of the people that were asked to take survey did accept to be interviewed.[5]

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ 3º Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo
  3. ^ Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo marca reducción en el consumo de sal y en exposición al humo de tabaco ajeno
  4. ^ Los argentinos y su salud: más obesidad, menos tabaco y menos sal
  5. ^ Se expondrán los resultados de la Encuesta Nacional de Factores de Riesgo
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