Prevalence of obesity in Israel

Obes Rev. 2005 May;6(2):115-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2005.00168.x.

Abstract

Israel is a multiethnic society and offers an ongoing 'experiment' concerning the cultural determinants of obesity. The First Israeli National Health and Nutrition Survey 1999-2001 (MABAT) measured a representative population of 2782 adults (49% men) aged 25-64 years (mean 43 years); it showed a prevalence of overweight in 39.3% and obesity in 22.9%. Overweight is more common in men and obesity is more prevalent in women; the Israeli Arab population is more obese than the Jewish one.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arabs / ethnology
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Israel / epidemiology
  • Jews / ethnology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nutrition Surveys
  • Obesity / epidemiology*
  • Obesity / ethnology
  • Prevalence
  • Sex Factors