The Ministry of health transferred suffering from obesity regions

The Ministry of health transferred suffering from obesity regions

In 2017, the number of Russians who were diagnosed with obesity has increased to 2 million people — 1.3 percent of the population. Over the past five years, the figure rose to 30%. In reality, the proportion of obese may be even higher, according to RBC with reference to the Ministry of health.

Most people diagnosed with obesity in the Altai region — 5.4% of the number of inhabitants. Magadan (3.4%) and Kurgan (2.8 percent) region on the second and third place respectively. Less often obese in 2017 were diagnosed among residents of Moscow (0.5%) and Primorsky territory (0.4 percent).

In the annual statistical digest of the Ministry of health noted the problem of childhood obesity. In particular, in the Jewish Autonomous region, 64% of patients with a diagnosis of “obesity” are children under the age of 17 years. In 14 regions, the figure exceeded 30%. Among them — Kaluga, Volgograd and Ulyanovsk region, Perm Krai, Tuva, North Ossetia, Crimea.

In reality, suffering from obesity in Russia can be even more. “There is a study conducted on this topic every five years. So, as of 2013, the prevalence of obesity among men aged 25 to 64 years was 26.9% among women aged 25 to 64 was 30.8%”, — quotes RBC review of the Ministry of health. The publication clarifies that we are talking about the study “Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in different regions of Russia.”

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