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Swiss Health Survey 2017: overweight and obesity Proportion of overweight people in the population has stabilised

03.09.2020 - Between 1992 and 2017, the percentage of obese people in Switzerland doubled from 5% to 11%. A further 31% of the population were overweight in 2017. In the past few years, however, these percentages have stabilised, remaining at roughly the same level. Age, sex and education play a significant role in overweight and obesity. These are some of the results from the Swiss Health Survey (SHS) 2017, conducted by the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO) every five years since 1992.

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