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

25.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Bahrain was 25.5 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Bahrain grew substantially from 16.3 to 25.5 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 2.92 % in 2000 and then decreased to 2.41 % 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 Bahrain male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 25.5 2.41 %
2015 24.9 2.05 %
2014 24.4 2.52 %
2013 23.8 2.59 %
2012 23.2 2.20 %
2011 22.7 2.25 %
2010 22.2 2.78 %
2009 21.6 2.37 %
2008 21.1 2.43 %
2007 20.6 1.98 %
2006 20.2 2.54 %
2005 19.7