Chapter 2 - Overweight and Obesity in Canada
- In 2003, 14.5% of adult Canadians had a calculated body mass indexindicating they were obese, while 32.4% were considered overweight.
- The prevalence of obesity continues to rise in Canada. Research suggests that its prevalence may have almost tripled since 1985.
- Overweight is more prevalent in males than females, while obesity is similar betweenboth sexes.
- In Canada, both obesity and overweight increased across age groups almost doubling from 20% of 18 to 24-year-olds to 38% of 45 to 64-year-olds in 2003.
- In 2001, the economic cost of obesity, excluding overweight, in Canada was an estimated $4.3 billion.
Chapter 2 - Overweight and Obesity in Canada (PDF 5 pages, 195KB)
Table of contents:
- Message from the Medical Officer of Health (PDF 19KB, 1 page)
- Table of Contents (PDF 185KB, 1 page)
- List of Figures and Tables (PDF 22KB, 1 page)
- Introduction (PDF 86KB, 1 page)
- Overweight and Obesity – an Overview (Chapter 1)
- Overweight and Obesity in Canada (Chapter 2)
- Overweight and Obesity in the Region of Peel and Ontario (Chapter 3)
- Selected Overweight- and Obesity-Related Health Disorders (Chapter 4)
- Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity (Chapter 5)
- Summary (PDF 20KB, 2 pages)
- Peel Health Facts (PDF 33KB, 5 pages)
- Data Sources, Methods and Limitations (PDF 28KB, 3 pages)
- References (PDF 38KB, 3 pages)