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

17.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Armenia was 17.1 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Armenia grew substantially from 10.1 to 17.1 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.31 % in 2005 and then decreased to 3.01 % 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 Armenia male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 17.1 3.01 %
2015 16.6 3.11 %
2014 16.1 2.55 %
2013 15.7 3.29 %
2012 15.2 2.70 %
2011 14.8 2.78 %
2010 14.4 2.86 %
2009 14.0 2.94 %
2008 13.6 3.03 %
2007 13.2 3.12 %
2006 12.8 2.40 %
2005 12.5

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