At the same time, obesity rates have increased in recent decades in all OECD countries, although there are notable differences. In Iceland, the obesity rate among adults - based on self-reported height and weight - was 20.1% in 2007. This was lower than for the United States (27.7% in 2009) but was the highest of the Nordic countries. The average for the 28 OECD countries with self-reported data was 15.1% in 2009.
Some 20 to 24% of adults in the United Kingdom, Australia, Iceland and Luxembourg are obese, about the same rate as the one prevailing in the United States in the early 1990s.
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