According to the news published in the Express Tribune, Pakistan is 9th most obese country. Pakistan ranked 9th out of 188 countries in terms of obesity, according to the Global Burden of Disease Study published in The Lancet medical journal Thursday that said no country has turned the tide of obesity since 1980.
A staggering 671 million people now fall within the obese category, said the study – 78 million of them in the United States, which accounts for five percent of the world’s population, but more than a tenth of its grossly overweight people.
Similar findings appeared in a previously reported national study by Debra Nanan of Aga Khan University, Karachi. The author found that women are more likely to be overweight than men. Article says that obesity increases with socioeconomic status and age and Women in their adulthood are more obese than their younger counterparts. Figures from the free article are pasted below:
I have been working on a research paper on this topic of mobility across ageing and socioeconomic status in Pakistan. it is expected to be published in June this year. It will show how the travel changes across gender, geography and demographic factors in the country.