Obesity in Argentina

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Obesity in Argentina is a growing health concern with health officials stating that it is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the Argentina.[citation needed] According to FAO/UNO, the prevalence of obesity among adults in Argentina was of 29.4% in 2008.[1]

Official Statistics[edit]

Information from the Argentina's Ministry of Health shows the following progression 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 who interviewed 32,365 adults older than 18 years in cities larger than 5,000 inhabitants around the nation.[4] The 70.7% (32.365) of the people that were asked to take survey did accept to be interviewed.[5]

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