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

28.4 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Australia was 28.4 %. Female obesity prevalence of Australia increased from 18.9 % in 1997 to 28.4 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.17 %.

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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 Australia female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 28.4 1.79 %
2015 27.9 1.82 %
2014 27.4 1.86 %
2013 26.9 1.89 %
2012 26.4 1.93 %
2011 25.9 1.97 %
2010 25.4 2.01 %
2009 24.9 1.63 %
2008 24.5 2.08 %
2007 24.0 2.13 %
2006 23.5 2.17 %
2005 23.0

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