SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s obesity level turned out to be the second-lowest among advanced nations.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reported that South Korea’s obesity rate was 5.9 percent, ranking the country 31st out of the 32 member states.
The obesity rate is calculated by using the body mass index, which divides a person’s weight by his/her height.
The OECD used the most up-to-date data to compare the obesity rate among major advanced nations, which showed that only 1 in 17 South Korean adults are obese.
The United States had the highest obesity rate at 40 percent. Japan had the lowest obesity rate at 4 percent.
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