Obesity

Find the latest information on obesity from Statistics Canada, including tables and articles. This guide is a selection of key resources and is not a complete list of our collection on this topic. Some of these resources may have been archived. This means that they have not been updated recently, but they are still the most recent information we have on this topic.

Tables on obesity
Title Details
Body mass index, overweight or obese, self-reported, adult, by age group and sex Summary table
Body mass index, overweight or obese, self-reported, youth, by sex Summary table
Body mass index, overweight or obese, self-reported, adult, by sex Summary table
Measured youth body mass index (BMI), by age group and sex, household population aged 12 to 17 excluding pregnant females CANSIM table
Measured adult body mass index (BMI), by age group and sex, household population aged 18 and over excluding pregnant females CANSIM table
Health indicator profile, annual estimates, by age group and sex CANSIM table
Health Profile Section of the site
Publications and articles on obesity
Title Catalogue number
Adjusting the scales: Obesity in the Canadian population after correcting for respondent bias 82-624-X201400111922
Overweight and obese youth (self-reported), 2014 82-625-X201500114186
Overweight and obese adults (self-reported), 2014 82-625-X201500114185
Urban sprawl and its relationship with active transportation, physical activity and obesity in Canadian youth Archived 82-003-X201200211678
Adult obesity prevalence in Canada and the United States 82-625-X201100111411
Body composition of adults, 2012 to 2013 82-625-X201400114104
Body mass index (BMI) of children and youth, 2012 to 2013 82-625-X201400114105
Abdominal obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors within body mass index categories Archived 82-003-X201200211653
Measures of abdominal obesity within body mass index categories, 1981 and 2007-2009 Archived 82-003-X201200211654
Additional resources on obesity
Title Details
Adults who are overweight or obese by health region, 2009/2010 Map
Overweight or obese youth by health region, 2007/2008 Map
Adults who are obese by health region, 2007/2008 Map
Adults who are overweight by health region, 2007/2008 Map

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