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Algeria - Male obesity prevalence as a share if male population ages 18+

19.9 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Algeria was 19.9 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Algeria grew substantially from 9 to 19.9 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 5.32 % in 1999 and then decreased to 3.65 % in 2016.

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What is male obesity prevalence?

Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight. Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings.

What is Algeria male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 19.9 3.65 %
2015 19.2 3.78 %
2014 18.5 3.93 %
2013 17.8 4.09 %
2012 17.1 3.64 %
2011 16.5 4.43 %
2010 15.8 3.95 %
2009 15.2 4.11 %
2008 14.6 4.29 %
2007 14.0 4.48 %
2006 13.4 3.88 %
2005 12.9