2017 Body weight

 Please pay attention: this is an article from 2017. However, there is a more recent article from 2019
64% of Utrecht adults have a healthy weight
Almost two thirds of Utrecht adults (aged 19-64) have a healthy weight. 33% of Utrecht residents are overweight. Severe overweight or obesity is found in 8%  of adults. 3% of Utrecht residents are underweight. The percentage of overweight Utrecht residents has remained stable in the past few years.

Men are overweight more often than women are
38% of Utrecht men are overweight. Overweight is found less often among Utrecht women: 29%.



Overweight is found more often in Utrecht residents with a Moroccan or Turkish background
68% of Utrecht residents with a Moroccan background and 62% of Utrecht residents with a Turkish background are overweight. Overweight is found less often in Utrecht residents without a migration background: 30%.

Overweight is found more often among Utrecht couples with children
39% of Utrecht adults living with a partner and one or more children, are overweight. This is 46% among single parents. Obesity, too, is found more often among single parents.



29% of Utrecht adults with a low level of education are obese
29% of Utrecht residents who have only completed primary education are obese. Among highly educated Utrecht residents, this is 4%. On average, one quarter of the highly educated adults are overweight (including obesity). Among Utrecht residents who have only completed primary education, two thirds are overweight.

Overweight is found most often in Kanaleneiland, Overvecht and Vleuten-De Meern
54% of adults in Kanaleneiland are overweight. In Overvecht and Vleuten-De Meern, almost half of the adults are overweight. Overweight is found less often in Oost, Binnenstad, West and Zuid.






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