The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of
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Latest items for CIWM-DATA-1

Nov. 10, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1, MURDER-DATA-1, IIP-PRACTICE-1

"According to the Hidden Gulag IV report, since late 2008, Jongo-ri (Camp 12) in North Hamkyung Province was expanded to include a women’s annex. Camp 12’s women’s annex holds approximately 1,000 women, most of whom were imprisoned after being repatriated from China. The existence of this women’s annex was corroborated by satellite imagery and defector testimony. Defector testimony cited food rations below subsistence levels, forced labor, and high rates of death due to starvation at Camp 12"(3)
Aug. 8, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

According to Figure 3.5, the percentage of women (aged 40-44) with a BMI greater than 30, signifying obesity, decreased from about 11% in 1965 to about 7.5% in 1985. It then increased to about 14% in 2000-20002. The percentage of men with a BMI greater than 30, signifying obesity, increased from about 5% in 1965 to about 16% in 2000-2002 (ENB-Coder Comment)
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Forty-five percent of women age 15-49 are overweight or obese; 20% are obese. Twelve percent of men age 15-49 are overweight or obese; 7% are obese” (163). “Forty-five percent of women in Lesotho are overweight or obese. Four percent are thin, and 51% of women have a BMI in the normal range” (173). “The percentage of women who are thin (indicative of undernutrition) has declined in the last 5 years by 2 percentage points. In contrast, the proportion of women who are overweight or obese (indicative of overnutrition) has increased by 3 percentage points since 2009 (Figure 11.9)” (173). “Women most likely to be thin (BMI below 18.5) are those ...more
Oct. 8, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Thirty-one percent of ever-married women age 15-19 are undernourished (BMI <18.5). However, women’s nutritional status has improved considerably in the last 10 years. The percentage of women undernourished (BMI<18.5) has declined from 34 to 19 percent between 2004 and 2014” (151). “On the other hand, overweight or obesity (BMI ≥25) among ever-married women age 15-49 has been increasing over the past decade from 9 percent in 2004 to 24 percent in 2014” (151). “Using a lower cutoff point, with BMI ≥23 as a measure of overweight or obesity among ever-married women age 15-49, the proportion has increased from 17 percent in 2004 to 39 percent in 2014” (151). “The mean ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Eleven percent of women are undernourished (BMI <18.5), and 25 percent are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0)” (175). “Table 11.8 shows that the mean BMI among women age 15-49 is 23.0 kg/m2. Mean BMI generally increases with age” (195). “Urban women have a mean BMI of 23.9 kg/m2, while the mean among rural women is 22.3 kg/m2. There are only small differences among women living in the different zones, although women in the North West have the lowest mean BMI (21.9 kg/m2)” (195). “Mean BMI is lower among women with no education (21.9 kg/m2) than among those with a primary or higher education (23.3 kg/m2 and 25.4 kg/m2, respectively). Mean ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“More than half of women (56 percent) have a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range (BMI 18.5-24.9)” (xxiii). “In Namibia, overweight and obesity are more common than underweight. A total of 28 percent of women are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0), including 12 percent classified as obese (BMI ≥30.0). At the other extreme, 16 percent are considered thin (BMI <18.5), including 6 percent who are moderately or severely thin (BMI <17)” (xxiii). “Table 12.8 shows that the average BMI for women in Namibia is 23, which is within the normal BMI range of 18.5-24.9. Overall, 56 six percent of women are within this range” (162). “Sixteen percent of ...more
Sept. 14, 2016, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Overall, 54 percent of Ghanaian women have a BMI in the normal range, 6 percent are thin, and 40 percent are overweight or obese. Five percent of women are classified as mildly thin, and 1 percent are moderately or severely thin” (173). “Overweight and obesity seem be of greater concern in Ghana compared with thinness. The mean BMI for women age 15-49 in Ghana is 24.8 kg/m2” (173). “The mean BMI generally increases with age, with the lowest value (21.3 kg/m2) being observed in the youngest women age 15-19 and the highest value (27.2 kg/m2) being observed for women age 40-45. The mean BMI is positively associated with women’s education ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:55 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Eleven percent of women are undernourished (BMI <18.5), and 25 percent are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0)” (175). “Table 11.8 shows that the mean BMI among women age 15-49 is 23.0 kg/m2. Mean BMI generally increases with age” (195). “Urban women have a mean BMI of 23.9 kg/m2, while the mean among rural women is 22.3 kg/m2. There are only small differences among women living in the different zones, although women in the North West have the lowest mean BMI (21.9 kg/m2)” (195). “Mean BMI is lower among women with no education (21.9 kg/m2) than among those with a primary or higher education (23.3 kg/m2 and 25.4 kg/m2, respectively). Mean ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:53 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“More than half of women (56 percent) have a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range (BMI 18.5-24.9)” (xxiii). “In Namibia, overweight and obesity are more common than underweight. A total of 28 percent of women are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0), including 12 percent classified as obese (BMI ≥30.0). At the other extreme, 16 percent are considered thin (BMI <18.5), including 6 percent who are moderately or severely thin (BMI <17)” (xxiii). “Table 12.8 shows that the average BMI for women in Namibia is 23, which is within the normal BMI range of 18.5-24.9. Overall, 56 six percent of women are within this range” (162). “Sixteen percent of ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:52 a.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“More than half of women (56 percent) have a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range (BMI 18.5-24.9)” (xxiii). “In Namibia, overweight and obesity are more common than underweight. A total of 28 percent of women are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0), including 12 percent classified as obese (BMI ≥30.0). At the other extreme, 16 percent are considered thin (BMI <18.5), including 6 percent who are moderately or severely thin (BMI <17)” (xxiii). “Table 12.8 shows that the average BMI for women in Namibia is 23, which is within the normal BMI range of 18.5-24.9. Overall, 56 six percent of women are within this range” (162). “Sixteen percent of ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:50 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Nine percent of women age 15-49 are thin or undernourished (BMI <18.5 kg/m2); 33 percent of women are either overweight or obese (BMI ≥25 kg/m2), with 10 percent of them being obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2)” (xxiii). “Nine percent of women age 15-49 are thin or undernourished (BMI <18.5 kg/m2); 33 percent of women are either overweight or obese (BMI ≥25 kg/m2), with 10 percent being obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2)” (157). “The mean BMI among women age 15-49 is 23.7 kg/m2. Nine percent of women of reproductive age are thin or undernourished (BMI <18.5 kg/m2)” (179). “The proportions of mild thinness (17.0-18.4 kg/m2) and moderate and severe thinness (<17 kg/m2) are ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:47 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Eleven percent of women are undernourished (BMI <18.5), and 25 percent are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0)” (175). “Table 11.8 shows that the mean BMI among women age 15-49 is 23.0 kg/m2. Mean BMI generally increases with age” (195). “Urban women have a mean BMI of 23.9 kg/m2, while the mean among rural women is 22.3 kg/m2. There are only small differences among women living in the different zones, although women in the North West have the lowest mean BMI (21.9 kg/m2)” (195). “Mean BMI is lower among women with no education (21.9 kg/m2) than among those with a primary or higher education (23.3 kg/m2 and 25.4 kg/m2, respectively). Mean ...more
Sept. 12, 2016, 3:46 a.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Overall, 46 percent of women and 72 percent of men have a body mass index (BMI) in the normal range. Comparatively few women are malnourished; only 3 percent of women are thin, and 1 percent are severely thin” (xxv). “Malnutrition is higher among men, with 10 percent of men assessed as too thin, and 3 percent considered moderately or severely thin. At the other end of the BMI range, 14 percent of men are assessed as overweight (BMI 25-29.9) and 4 percent are obese (BMI >30). Among women, 28 percent are classified as overweight, and 23 percent are considered obese” (xxv). “The BMI results indicate that only a few women ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
Countries: Bangladesh
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

“Twenty-four percent of ever-married women age 15-49 are undernourished (BMI <18.5), and 17 percent are overweight or obese (BMI ≥25.0). Women’s nutritional status has improved only slightly over the years” (161). “Overall, 65 percent of ever-married women age 15-49 live in a food-secure environment. However, only 35 percent of women in the lowest wealth quintile are food secure compared with 90 percent of women in the highest wealth quintile” (161). “Twenty-one percent of ever-married women living in an environment of severe food insecurity are less than 145 centimeters tall, which is 7 percentage points higher than the national average of 13 percent” (185). “The mean BMI for ever-married women age ...more
July 27, 2016, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

“Nine percent of women are undernourished (BMI < 18.5), while 18 percent are overweight or obese (BMI > 25.0)” (143). “The mean BMI for women age 15-49 is 22.5; 9 percent of women are considered to be thin (BMI < 18.5), while 18 percent of women are considered overweight or obese (BMI > 25.0). Women age 15-19 are more likely to be thin (15 percent) than older women (8 percent or less). Rural women and women in the Northern and Eastern regions are also more likely to have a low BMI” (167). “The proportion of women with an overweight or obese BMI increases with age and wealth. For example, the ...more
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Bangladesh, India
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"It was very high in some countries, such as Bangladesh, India and Timor-Leste, where over 40 per cent of children, both girls and boys, were found to be underweight...The exceptions to the pattern include Armenia, Bangladesh and India where girls were more underweight than boys by a margin of more than 3 per cent" (41).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

According to Figure 2.8, approximately 25% of women were considered obese while less than 20% of men were considered obese from 2000-2008 (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

According to Figure 2.8, a little less than 30% of women were considered obese while just under 20% of men were considered obese from 2000-2008 (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

According to Figure 2.8, less than 25% of women were considered obese while less than 20% of men were considered obese from 2000-2008 (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: South Africa
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The largest sex difference was seen in South Africa, where 27 per cent of women and 9 per cent of men were classified as obese" (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Mexico, Panama
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"In Panama and Mexico, 36 and 34 per cent of women respectively were considered obese, though there was also a significant percentage of men who were obese in both countries (28 per cent in Panama and 24 per cent in Mexico)" (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Qatar and United Arab Emirates were among the countries with the highest levels of adult obesity, with 45 per cent and 31 per cent of females considered obese, respectively" (30). According to Figure 2.8, over 30% of women were considered obese while less than 20% of men were considered obese from 2000-2008 (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

According to Figure 2.8, a little more than 20% of women were considered obese while the percentage of men considered obese was less than 20% from 2000-2008 (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Canada, Croatia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

" In contrast, the difference in obesity rate by sex was not significant in countries such as Canada and Croatia" (30). According to Figure 2.8, a little less than 25% of women were considered obese with the percentage of men considered obese slightly less from 2000-2008 (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"The exceptions to the pattern include Armenia, Bangladesh and India where girls were more underweight than boys by a margin of more than 3 per cent" (41).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

According to Figure 2.8, approximately 20% of women were considered obese while the percentage of men considered obese was approximately 15% from 2000-2008 (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Central African Rep, Comoros
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"On the other hand, in several African countries including Central African Republic and Comoros as well as in Timor-Leste, boys were more likely than girls to be underweight" (41).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"Qatar and United Arab Emirates were among the countries with the highest levels of adult obesity, with 45 per cent and 31 per cent of females considered obese, respectively" (30). According to Figure 2.8, over 40% of women were considered obese while less than 40% of men were considered obese from 2000-2008 (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

According to Figure 2.8, a little more than 20% of women were considered obese while the percentage of men considered obese was approximately 10% from 2000-2008 (30).
May 25, 2016, 10:55 a.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: CIWM-DATA-1

"In all the countries observed, except the Czech Republic, more females than males were classified as obese" (30). According to Figure 2.8, less than 25% of women were considered obese with the percentage of men considered obese higher at approximately 25% from 2000-2008 (30).