Canadians are fat, and getting fatter.
Obesity rates continue to rise in Canada and Saskatchewan and the Atlantic Provinces lead the pack.
Those provinces have a much higher percentage of obese adults than the Canadian average based on BMI.
“Body Mass Index” has been disputed for years as sometimes it doesn’t take into consideration specific builds or is outdated; however, according to the Canadian Community Health Survey, almost 27% of Canadians were obese in 2015, up from 23.1 per cent in 2004.
Obese was categorized and defined as having a BMI of 30, or higher.
Newfoundland and Labrador still has a higher proportion of adults above a normal BMI.
Nearly 78 per cent of the adult population qualifies as overweight or obese, while Ontario showed a little better, but still not good enough.
There’s not a single province where a majority of adults are of normal or low weight…but Ontario has the highest proportion, at almost 42%.