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

16.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Belize was 16.5 %. Male obesity prevalence of Belize increased from 8.6 % in 1997 to 16.5 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 3.49 %.

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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 Belize male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 16.5 3.13 %
2015 16.0 3.23 %
2014 15.5 3.33 %
2013 15.0 3.45 %
2012 14.5 3.57 %
2011 14.0 2.94 %
2010 13.6 3.03 %
2009 13.2 3.12 %
2008 12.8 3.23 %
2007 12.4 3.33 %
2006 12.0 3.45 %
2005 11.6