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Percentage of Oversized Waist People in Japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare conducts a survey of the nation's health every year. The ministry gathers the data of people's waists in the survey. The ministry defined that "over 85 cm (33 in) waist for men" and "over 90 cm (35 in) for women", are the oversized waists. According to the survey, total 33.2% of the nations have oversized waists.

Here is the data of the percentage of oversized waist people in Japan in 2012. 

Figure 1: Percentage of over 85cm waist men by age

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More than 50% of men have oversized waists.

Figure 2: Percentage of over 90cm waist women by age

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Table 1: Percentage of oversized waist people in Japan in 2012

Waist Total
Total <85cm(men)/
<90cm(women)
≧85cm(men)/≧90cm(women)
Total Number 20,094 13,268 6,826
100.0 66.8 33.2
Age 20~29 Number 1,338 1,129 209
100.0 86.3 13.7
30~39 Number 2607 1999 608
100.0 77.1 22.9
40~49 Number 2,894 2,027 867
100.0 69.3 30.7
50~59 Number 3,141 2,119 1,022
100.0 67.6 32.4
60~69 Number 4,790 2,909 1,881
100.0 61.3 38.7
Over 70 Number 5,324 3,085 2,239
100.0 58.4 41.6
Ref. 40~74 Number 12,945 8,297 4,648
100.0 64.5 35.5

Table 2: Percentage of oversized waist people by gender in Japan in 2012

Waist Men Women
Total <85cm ≧85cm Total <90cm ≧90cm
Total Number 8,854 4,201 4,653 11,240 9,067 2,173
100.0 48.2 51.8 100.0 81.9 18.1
20~29 Number 622 454 168 716 675 41
100.0 76.6 23.4 100.0 94.6 5.4
30~39 Number 1171 693 478 1436 1306 130
100.0 59.3 40.7 100.0 91.8 8.2
40~49 Number 1,280 598 682 1,614 1,429 185
100.0 45.8 54.2 100.0 88.6 11.4
50~59 Number 1,314 607 707 1,827 1,512 315
100.0 46.9 53.1 100.0 82.7 17.3
60~69 Number 2,134 882 1,252 2,656 2,027 629
100.0 41.5 58.5 100.0 77.7 22.3
Over 70 Number 2,333 967 1,366 2,991 2,118 873
100.0 41.8 58.2 100.0 71.8 28.2
Ref. 40~74 Number 5,683 2,490 3,193 7,262 5,807 1,455
100.0 44.2 55.8 100.0 80.8 19.2

Source is Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

www.mhlw.go.jp/bunya/kenkou/kenkou_eiyou_chousa.html

www.e-stat.go.jp/SG1/estat/GL08020103.do?_xlsDownload_&fileId=000006864398&releaseCount=1

 

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English translation of the monthly report "Retail prices of major products in Tokyo" published by Tokyo Metropolitan government can be downloaded also.