An error occured. Details Hide
You have unsaved pages. Restore Cancel

Angola - Female obesity prevalence as a share of female ages 18+

12.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Angola was 12.1 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Angola grew substantially from 4.8 to 12.1 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 6.78 % in 2002 and then decreased to 4.31 % in 2016.

The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›

What is female 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 Angola female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 12.1 4.31 %
2015 11.6 4.50 %
2014 11.1 4.72 %
2013 10.6 3.92 %
2012 10.2 5.15 %
2011 9.7 4.30 %
2010 9.3 5.68 %
2009 8.8 4.76 %
2008 8.4 5.00 %
2007 8.0 3.90 %
2006 7.7 5.48 %
2005 7.3