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

23.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Armenia was 23 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Armenia grew substantially from 15.9 to 23 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 2.51 % in 2010 and then decreased to 1.77 % in 2016.

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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 Armenia female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 23.0 1.77 %
2015 22.6 2.26 %
2014 22.1 1.84 %
2013 21.7 2.36 %
2012 21.2 1.92 %
2011 20.8 1.96 %
2010 20.4 2.51 %
2009 19.9 2.05 %
2008 19.5 2.09 %
2007 19.1 1.60 %
2006 18.8 2.17 %
2005 18.4