International Comparisons

Two factsheets are now available on overweight and obesity among adults and children across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries (2016).

These factsheets present overweight and obesity prevalence data looking at how the UK’s prevalence compares to other developed countries. The UK ranks 9th for overweight prevalence (including obesity) in children (aged 2–19 years) and 8th for adults (aged 20+ years) out of the 34 OECD countries.