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The science of nutrition and healthy eating
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4.6 Obesity levels

In the next activity, you will test your knowledge of the obesity levels in 12 countries.

Activity 8 Ordering countries for obesity level

Timing: Allow approximately 15 minutes.

Can you place them in order of obesity levels in adult males? Arrange the countries in order from those with the highest obesity levels at the top, to the lowest obesity levels at the bottom. To move a country, click on it and drag it to a new position. There is no limit to the number of moves you can make. As soon as you move the boxes into the correct order, a message will appear.

After 12 moves, you will be asked whether you want some assistance. This will add green ticks next to those which are in the correct position and red crosses to those which are not.

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Here is the correct order with the obesity level percentages for each country:

  • Kuwait 36.4%
  • USA 33.3%
  • Mexico 26.8%
  • England 26%
  • Australia 25.6%
  • Scotland 23.7%
  • Germany 23.3%
  • France 16.1%
  • Russian Federation 10.3%
  • Brazil 12.5%
  • China 3.8%
  • India 1.3%