Body-Mass Index: Urban-Rural Difference
Evolution of BMI in urban and rural areas over time
Rural & Urban Adult BMI
World Map - Urban-Rural BMI Difference
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Rural Mean BMI
Urban Mean BMI
Age-standardised estimates for adults aged 18 years and older.
A positive number shows a higher urban mean BMI and a negative number a higher rural mean BMI.
We did not estimate for countries and territories in which the entire population lives in areas classified as urban (Singapore, Hong Kong (1993 onwards), Bermuda and Nauru) or rural (Tokelau).