This overview includes additional information on the indicators presented above, such as a brief definition of the indicator and a description of the politically determined target value, as well as the political intention for selecting the indicator.
|Definition of indicators (Taken from the official translation of the German Sustainable Development Strategy)||
The indicator shows the proportion of the total adult population (aged 18 and over) who are affected by obesity.
|Target and intention of the German Government (Taken from the official translation of the German Sustainable Development Strategy)||
Obesity plays a crucial role in the onset of lifestyle diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and joint disorders. Besides its health implications, excess weight also has onerous economic and social consequences. The target must therefore be to ensure that the proportion of the population with obesity in Germany does not increase any further.
The data published in the indicator report 2021 is as of 31.12.2020. The data shown on the DNS-Online-Platform is updated regularly, so that more current data may be available online than published in the indicator report 2021.
|Last modification of code (data)||2021-03-08: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|
|Last modification of code (text)||2021-09-10: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window|