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

14.2 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Benin was 14.2 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Benin grew substantially from 6.6 to 14.2 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 5.33 % in 2001 and then decreased to 3.65 % in 2016.

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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 Benin female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 14.2 3.65 %
2015 13.7 3.79 %
2014 13.2 3.94 %
2013 12.7 3.25 %
2012 12.3 4.24 %
2011 11.8 3.51 %
2010 11.4 4.59 %
2009 10.9 3.81 %
2008 10.5 3.96 %
2007 10.1 4.12 %
2006 9.7 4.30 %
2005 9.3