Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Health risk factors

  • Obesity among women
    Obesity in urban women aged 15-49 years is higher in the richest 20% of Africa, the Americas, and Asia, when compared to women in the poorest 20% of these regions
  • Tobacco consumption
    Globally in 2003, the overall prevalence of smokers in urban areas was 24.3% compared to 25.8% in rural areas

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