Almost 1 adult in 6 in the EU is considered obese, 14,5% in Cyprus.

14.5% of the population was considered obese in 2014, according to Eurostats health survey released today in Brussels. Obesity in men is more widespread at 16.3% and women follow at 12.9%, of which 5.4% are aged between 18-25 years, 7.1% 25 to 34, 11.8% 35 to 44, 19.5% 45 to 64, 23.5% 65 to 74 and 23.5% over 75 years old. Obesity in Cyprus is correlated to education levels while 21.1% of the obese have lower or no education, 14,6% medium and only 9.3% received higher education. In General Cyprus is close but lower in obesity rates, than the EU average

Meanwhile 46.1% of those aged 18 or over living in the European Union (EU) had a normal weight in 2014, slightly more than half of the adults (51.6%) were considered as over-weight (35.7% pre-obese and 15.9% obese) and a further 2.3% as under-weight. In other words, nearly 1 in every 6 persons aged 18 or over in the EU.

Source: Cyprus News Agency.