Kōrero: Body shape and dieting

Adult obesity: increasing obesity rate and ethnic differences (2 o 3)

Adult obesity: increasing obesity rate and ethnic differences

The first of these two graphs shows the increase in percentages of New Zealand men and women who were obese, between 1997 and 2011–12. The rate increased more sharply for men, but women were usually slightly more likely to be obese. The rates in the first graph are age-standardised. The second graph shows the difference in obesity rates for people of Māori, Pacific, Asian and European ethnicity.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: Kylie Mason, The health of New Zealand adults 2011/12. Wellington, Ministry of Health, 2012

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Caroline Daley, 'Body shape and dieting - Obesity and health concerns', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/graph/41405/adult-obesity-increasing-obesity-rate-and-ethnic-differences (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 5 Sep 2013