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

29.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Australia was 29.6 %. Male obesity prevalence of Australia increased from 18.2 % in 1997 to 29.6 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.59 %.

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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 Australia male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 29.6 2.42 %
2015 28.9 2.12 %
2014 28.3 2.17 %
2013 27.7 2.59 %
2012 27.0 2.27 %
2011 26.4 2.33 %
2010 25.8 2.38 %
2009 25.2 2.44 %
2008 24.6 2.50 %
2007 24.0 2.13 %
2006 23.5 2.62 %
2005 22.9