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Prevalence of Adult Body-Mass Index: BMI Compare

on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 02:20

Some colleagues have requested a tool that allows them to compare the trends of age-standardized prelavalence of adult body-mass index (BMI) in a selected country against a selected region, and the world. After some editions to the small-multiple visualization showing four decades of BMI categories, I created this new one trying to satisfy those requests.

Take a look at the visualization, play with it, try to select you country, and a region and find your own insight and story. Is it useful? Let me know what you think in a comment below, or let's talk on Twitter @HlthAnalysis


  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) 

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