National prevalence of obesity: Prevalence of obesity in Israel

D. Nitzan Kaluski, E. M. Berry

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-116
Number of pages2
JournalObesity Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 May 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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