Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Fat Americans: The French Version

This may be a first. The National Center for Health Statistics just released a report on obesity in the United States and Canada--in French! For those who can't quite wrap their mind around the French, an English version is also available.

The findings are the same in either language. Americans are fatter than Canadians. In the United States, 34 percent of adults are obese (defined as having a body mass index of 30.0 or higher). In Canada, the figure is a substantially smaller 24 percent. Even after limiting the analysis to non-Hispanic whites, most of the gap remains: 33 percent of Americans are obese compared with 26 percent of Canadians.

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