NZ Fat Facts

New Zealand is facing an obesity epidemic due to poor diet and physical inactivity. According to a 1997 National Nutrition Survey, one in two New Zealand adults are now overweight or obese. One in five New Zealand adults are obese.

Percentage of Obese New Zealanders

GRAPH: Percentage of Obese New Zealanders

There has been a 55% increase in obesity in the last decade. 40% of preventable deaths each year are related to overweight and obesity. It is predicted that by 2011, 29% of New Zealand adults will be obese.



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