Overweight is most prevalent among children and young people with a non-western migration background (25.1 percent) and among 18 to 24-year-olds (24 percent). Young people with a non-western migration background have higher obesity rates than young people without a migration background. There is no difference between boys and girls in terms of the prevalence of overweight.
|Moderately overweight (%)||Severely overweight (%)|
|2 to 8 yrs||8.1||3.8|
|9 to 17 yrs||9.5||2.3|
|18 to 24 yrs||20.8||3.3|
Three in ten overweight young adults dissatisfiedIn a survey conducted from 2016 to 2018 inclusive, 67 percent of young adults - aged 18 to 24 years - responded they were satisfied with their body weight, while 11 percent said they were dissatisfied. At 29 percent, the share of overweight young adults with a negative body image is higher than among those with a healthy body weight (5 percent). Dissatisfaction is greater among young women than among young men.
|Satisfied (%)||Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (%)||Dissatisfied (%)|