Chile: rates for obesity and traffic fatalities alarming

Posted on November 30, 2011 • Filed under: Chile, Latin America Health, Social Issues, TRAVEL

Chile presents a disturbing rate of obesity and propensity to traffic fatalities of the population, the study “Overview of Health 2011”, in which our country is compared with the 34 OECD member nations, organization which brings together the most advanced and developed state of the planet.

While the increase in obesity affects all countries in this grouping, Chile ranks fourth highest prevalence after the United States, Mexico and New Zealand. And in the case of children between 5 and 17 years are overweight or obese, the country is fifth.

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