More than half Dutch men, almost half of women are overweight

More than half Dutch men, almost half of women are overweight

4th December 2012, Comments 0 comments

Latest figures reveal an increase in average weight of the Dutch population compared to 20 years ago.

Some 54% of Dutch men and 43% of Dutch women are now overweight, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.

Men weigh an average of 84 kilos, and women 70 kilos, the CBS said. This is an increase of 5.6 kilos and 3.7 kilos on 20 years ago.

More than half Dutch men, almost half of women are overweight

Over the same period, the average height of a Dutch man has gone up just over two centimetres to 1.81. Women are marginally taller at 1.68 metres.

The increase in weight is coupled with an increase in diabetes diagnoses. Some 4.7% of the population now suffers from diabetes, compared with 2.8% just 10 years ago, the CBS said.



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