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

26.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Belarus was 26.3 %. Female obesity prevalence of Belarus increased from 21.7 % in 1997 to 26.3 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.02 %.

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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 Belarus female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 26.3 1.15 %
2015 26.0 0.78 %
2014 25.8 0.78 %
2013 25.6 1.19 %
2012 25.3 0.80 %
2011 25.1 0.80 %
2010 24.9 1.22 %
2009 24.6 0.82 %
2008 24.4 1.24 %
2007 24.1 0.84 %
2006 23.9 1.27 %
2005 23.6