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Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« on: September 24, 2016, 07:13:11 AM »
Holy crap - http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/243334/Ukraine-WHO-Country-Profile.pdf?ua=1 . Its got to differ by city or by region because I definitely don't remember seeing many overweight people in Odessa

What is interesting is apparently obesity rates are to  fall rapidly specifically for women based on that source (which I think is valid - its from World Health Organization):
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The  proportion  of  men  and  women  that  were obese  was  15.9%  and  25.7%,  respectively.  Adulthood  obesity  prevalence forecasts (2010–2030) predict that in 2020, 32% of men and 10% of women will be obese. By 2030, the model predicts that 49% of men and 6% of women will be obese.

Now that Ukraine is becoming more Westernized, why is it that women specifically are expected to remain fit?

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 07:24:13 AM »
Holy crap - http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/243334/Ukraine-WHO-Country-Profile.pdf?ua=1 . Its got to differ by city or by region because I definitely don't remember seeing many overweight people in Odessa

What is interesting is apparently obesity rates are to  fall rapidly specifically for women based on that source (which I think is valid - its from World Health Organization):
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The  proportion  of  men  and  women  that  were obese  was  15.9%  and  25.7%,  respectively.  Adulthood  obesity  prevalence forecasts (2010–2030) predict that in 2020, 32% of men and 10% of women will be obese. By 2030, the model predicts that 49% of men and 6% of women will be obese.

Now that Ukraine is becoming more Westernized, why is it that women specifically are expected to remain fit?

That is probably because you was hanging around the bars with the other sex tourists only concentrating on the skinny chicks looking for a expensive dinner for the evening  :)

Try going out to the suburbs to taking the local buses you will see plenty of them there..

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 09:20:45 AM »
I wasn't hanging out in bars - I was born and raised there, then moved to the United States at the age of 13, where I was shocked at the number of fat people (no offense guys, but its not healthy...). I did live in downtown Odessa - rarely visited suburbs.


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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 12:30:07 PM »
Lets keep it simple.

There are fat people around the world. For some I suspect it is genes for others a life style choice.

In Ukraine and Russia there are fewer fat people, this tends to hold true for most of Eastern Europe men and women. They are present though. A couple years ago I was in Odessa and saw fat people who did not have a reflective device at home.  :sick0002:

If you want a 'fatty' you do not need to go further than the local Walmart or Golden Arches.

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 01:50:57 PM »
Russia and Ukraine have different profiles for overweight. For example,  in Russia the propensity to obesity among women is similar to the United States. On the other hand,  men are very skinny.

In Ukraine men are more likely to be overweight than women.

When one moves outside of the outside of the expat or wife hunters' bubble one will see many overweight women and also quickly come to the conclusion that the propaganda about the women in these places is not true. The average person looks,  well,  average and most people are average. That's how life is.

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2016, 01:56:20 PM »
For example,  in Russia the propensity to obesity among women is similar to the United States.

There are some chunky ones in recent years, but the figures are skewed by Babas. Russia has a way to go to catch up with the US in that regard; at least, among those we might look at as women.

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2016, 02:06:40 PM »
With regard to weight,  what you are seeing is that women in Russia tend to put on weight about 10 years later than the US. That means that skinny lovers are seeing thinner young women.

In addition,  one does not see the morbidly obese men or women that one sees in the US and UK.


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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2016, 09:43:17 PM »
I think, that people in middle age are more prone to the disease diabetes. :-X Far from it, it is not a passion for gourmandism and salacity!  :-*

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2016, 01:35:15 AM »
It's what happens when you usually become content. You just have to wake up in the morning look in the mirror at yourself and fix it.. just like  a broken car.. Positive mental attitude.

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2016, 03:13:46 AM »
It's what happens when you usually become content. You just have to wake up in the morning look in the mirror at yourself and fix it.. just like  a broken car.. Positive mental attitude.

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2016, 07:34:11 AM »
Population in Ukraine really shows negative growth rate. And according to information from ukrainianencyclopedia.com/society/demographics/ we can see, that ratio of men to women in Ukraine makes 46,3% to 53,7%, in 2003 it was 48,4% to 51,6%

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2016, 07:46:58 AM »
^ That's great news for foreign guys who dream of bringing home a babushka.

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2016, 04:53:46 AM »
Population in Ukraine really shows negative growth rate. And according to information from ukrainianencyclopedia.com/society/demographics/ we can see, that ratio of men to women in Ukraine makes 46,3% to 53,7%, in 2003 it was 48,4% to 51,6%

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Re: Obesity and overweight population in Ukraine
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2016, 07:26:13 AM »
Alexo, welcome, however it seems that you, like many pothers are confused by numbers.

For example, you probably do not know that in most normal societies women outnumber men? Taking raw numbers without context tends to mislead.

You might want to look at the data sliced by age and compared to, for example, the UK or United States. You will probably then conclude that the situation in Ukraine is actually pretty normal. Interestingly the site you link to gets the information back to front. ;)
Without further research it is not possible to ascertain the correct information from that page. Very careless of them.



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