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The swede fatter than ever
The swede fatter than ever

Never before experience so many swedes that they are suffering from recurring symptoms of anxiety, worrying, and anxiety. This at the same time that sedentariness increases and the prevalence of obesity is reaching new record levels.

Overall, it should be said, however, so experience most of the swedes that they have a good health. In the large folkhälsoenkät as Folkhälsomyndigheten now presents enter more than seven out of ten swedes that they have \\

the Changes compared with the previous year's survey are small. But according to Malin Kark, an investigator in the authority, there are still some worrying trends, in particular if you compare with the first survey, which came in 2004.

you can see that more and more people are experiencing mental ill-health, especially younger women, " says Malin Kark.

Women are affected

the Proportion of swedes of both sexes 2018 indicates mild or severe symptoms of anxiety, uneasiness or anxiety is 39 per cent, compared with 34 per cent in 2004.

But among women in the age group of 16-29 year indicates the 65 per cent that they are suffering from these symptoms.

– It is consistent with other studies, that mental ill-health increased, in particular among the younger age groups and that young women are particularly affected. There are also other indicators of mental health in the survey – questions about fatigue, sleep, and stress – that goes in the same direction, " says Malin Kark.

Recently, reported the TT on the alarming results show that sedentariness increases and that every american has dangerously poor condition. The responses to the questionnaire from the Folkhälsomyndighetens survey confirms this to the extent that it shows that obesity is increasing to new record levels. Never before have so many swedes indicated that they are suffering from obesity.

the prevalence of Obesity is increasing in all age groups and among both women and men. In this year's survey, 16 percent are obese, which is an increase of one percentage point since last year. In 2004, the corresponding figure was 12 per cent, and if you look 30 years back, when only five percent reported that they were obese, so the trend is clear, says Malin Kark.

in Addition to this, the survey shows that smoking prevalence continues to decline. Since last year's survey, smoking has decreased by a few percentage points. In day of russia, seven per cent of the population that smokes every day. It also shows that the hazardous use of alcohol is decreasing, but only among younger people. Among the elderly, it is increasing.

Education makes the difference

the Survey also shows that there is a big difference between high - and low-skilled workers. People with only a compulsory school education indicates generally poorer health. The prevalence of smoking is also higher.

In the current survey have Folkhälsomyndigheten asked a national sample of 40 000 swedes aged 16-84 years about how they feel. The response rate was 42%.

– Since we use so-called kalibreringsvikter to smooth out the material so that it becomes comparable with population data, " says Malin Kark.

BMI stands for Body Mass Index, or body mass index, and is a way to estimate if you are under-, normal -, or overweight.

in Order to calculate BMI, you take his length in metres and multiply by its length in metres. Then divide the weight by the figure.

for Example: For a 168 centimetres tall person who weighs 65 kilograms, the formula (65\\u002F1,68 x 1,68)= BMI 23.

BMI below 18.5 and are counted as underweight.

BMI 18,5–24,9 that normal weight.

BMI 25-29,9 overweight.

BMI to 30.0 and more as obesity.

the Method is not ideal for bodybuilders, the elderly, and children and young people up to 18 years.

Source: 1177 Vårdguiden

Fitness level or oxygen uptake, is measured in milliliters of oxygen that can be added to each kilogram of body tissue per minute.

in Order to be able to go at a brisk pace for ten minutes without needing to rest should be oxygen uptake at just under 30 milliliters.

the Limit for the hazardous low level of fitness is in the study set to 32 milliliters more minute and kilogram body weight.

the Average among the test subjects has dropped from just over 38 milliliters in 1995 to less than 34 milliliters of 2018, a reduction of about 10%.

A fit exerciser usually be in the range of 40 to 50 milliliters.

A female professional athletes in a konditionskrävande sports, skier Charlotte Kalla, is located on over 70 millilitres. A male elite athletes can reach up to 90 milliliters.

Source: Elin Ekblom Bak

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