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Table 1 Obese individuals, overweight individuals, and calorie intake in various developed countries, 1980 and 2005/2006[32]

From: Eating patterns and food systems: critical knowledge requirements for policy design and implementation

Country Obesity among adults Non obese but overweight adults Obese or overweight children 7–11year old Calorie intake in kcal/day/ person (in brackets, percent of fat)
  (ratio in percent) (ratio in percent) (ratio in percent)   
Year 1980 2006 1980 2006 2000 1980 2005
Australia 8.3 18.7 28.0 34.4 26.2 3,051 (33%) 3,084 (39.1%)
Canada 13.8 23.1 35.4 36.1 25.1 2,946 (37%) 3,552 (37.1%)
France 6.5 11.5 26.9 31.5 19.0 3,376 (39%) 3,603 (40.7%)
Germany na 13.6 na 36.0 16.0 3,338 (37%) 3,510 (35.9%)
Greece na 16.4 na 41.3 31.0 3,216 (35%) 3,700 (35.7%)
Italy 7.1 10.2 27.4 35.0 36.0 3,589 (32%) 3,685 (38.4%)
Japan 2.0 3.4 15.6 21.8 17.8 2,720 (23%) 2,743 (28.0%)
Netherlands 5.1 11.3 28.2 35.2 12.0 3,071 (38%) 3,240 (38.2%)
Norway na 9.0 na 34.0 18.5 3,350 (40%) 3,478 (37.4%)
Great Britain 7,0 24.0 29.0 38.0 20.0 3,159 (39%) 3,421 (36.5%)
USA 15.0 34.3 32.4 33.0 15.2 3,155 (36%) 3,855 (39.4%)