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What percentage of the adult population in the Region is overweight?

Brussels Institute for Statistics and Analysis (BISA) - Did you know? - 29/01/2020

Answer: 46.5%

In 2018, 46.5% of the adult population had a BMI of 25 or higher. This percentage is lower than in the other regions: 48.2% in the Flemish Region and 51.8% in the Walloon Region. In Belgium as a whole, 49.3% of the adult population is overweight.

Furthermore, this percentage has increased by 6.7 percentage points in 10 years’ time: in 2008, 39.8% of the adult population in Brussels was overweight.

 

Source: Sciensano (Health Surveys)