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

31.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Belize was 31.5 %. Female obesity prevalence of Belize increased from 21.4 % in 1997 to 31.5 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.06 %.

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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 Belize female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 31.5 1.94 %
2015 30.9 1.98 %
2014 30.3 1.68 %
2013 29.8 2.05 %
2012 29.2 1.74 %
2011 28.7 2.14 %
2010 28.1 1.81 %
2009 27.6 1.85 %
2008 27.1 1.88 %
2007 26.6 1.92 %
2006 26.1 1.95 %
2005 25.6