Women’s Health and Well-being in Europe

The World Health Organization has recently released the “Women’s health and well-being in Europe: beyond the mortality advantage” report. The report examines the impact of gender-based inequalities interacting with social, economic and environmental determinants. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals is supported by the report.

Data on obesity rates is included in the report:

  • Across Europe obesity rates in women have shown a rapid increase over a short time period from 2010 to 2014. 
  • Social inequalities in obesity were worse for women. Obesity rates were higher in women with the lowest income compared to women with the highest income.
  • Women with low socioeconomic status were also at higher risk of obesity when compared to men.


Posted: 27/09/2016 14:56:34 by Niamh Dowling
Filed under: Obesity, Women's health, World Health Organization


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