Prevalence of Obesity amongst Children

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Main Sponsor
Ministry of Health and Prevention
Source
Ministry of Health and Prevention
Description
An indicator that measures the proportion of children between the ages of 5 and 17 who are considered obese out of the total children of the same age group. The definition of obesity in children is where BMI  is > +2 Standard Deviations with reference to the relevant Z-score chart regarding BMI-for-age.
Measurement Unit
Percentage
Year of Measurement
2018
Score
14.45%
Executive Team
Executive Team for Healthy Life Styles' Indicators
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