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

14.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Barbados was 14.7 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Barbados grew substantially from 7.1 to 14.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 5.19 % in 2000 and then decreased to 3.52 % 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 Barbados male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 14.7 3.52 %
2015 14.2 3.65 %
2014 13.7 3.79 %
2013 13.2 3.94 %
2012 12.7 3.25 %
2011 12.3 4.24 %
2010 11.8 3.51 %
2009 11.4 3.64 %
2008 11.0 3.77 %
2007 10.6 3.92 %
2006 10.2 3.03 %
2005 9.9