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Four Decades of Prevalence in Body-Mass Index Categories

on Sun, 04/03/2016 - 16:12


  1. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD RisC). Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants. The Lancet. Volume 387, No. 10026, p1377–1396, 2 April 2016. Available online (accessed 2 April, 2016)
  2. NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD RisC). Dataset: estimates of age-standardized prevalence of adult body-mass index in the world, regions, and 200 countries. Available online (accessed 2 April, 2016) 

P.S. The visualization of this article was selected by Tableau Public as Visualization of the Day on April 8th, 2016.

Tableau Public Visualization of the Day, April 8th, 2016


The visualization has been selected in the longlist of KANTAR Information is Beautiful Awards 2016.

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Michael W Cristiani's picture

Sweet, Ramon.

Very nicely done. Useful. Is it possible for the tooltip to show the cumulative prevalence as well.

Peace and All Good!

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