An error occured. Details Hide
You have unsaved pages. Restore Cancel

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

22.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Belarus was 22.1 %. Male obesity prevalence of Belarus increased from 13.1 % in 1997 to 22.1 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.79 %.

The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›

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 Belarus male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 22.1 2.31 %
2015 21.6 2.37 %
2014 21.1 2.43 %
2013 20.6 2.49 %
2012 20.1 2.55 %
2011 19.6 2.62 %
2010 19.1 2.69 %
2009 18.6 2.76 %
2008 18.1 2.84 %
2007 17.6 2.92 %
2006 17.1 3.01 %
2005 16.6