Chapter 3 Additional World Health Assembly nutrition indicators

Key messages
  • The prevalence of adult obesity in the region (6.1 percent) is lower than the global prevalence of 13.1 percent, but adult obesity is rising across every country in the region.
  • The prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding in the region has been increasing in nearly all countries in the region. Most countries have also made progress since 2000 in reducing the prevalence of low birthweight. However, for many countries progress has been insufficient to meet the World Health Assembly (WHA) targets.