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

8.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Bhutan was 8.5 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Bhutan grew substantially from 2.9 to 8.5 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 9.09 % in 2000 and then decreased to 4.94 % 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 Bhutan female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 8.5 4.94 %
2015 8.1 3.85 %
2014 7.8 5.41 %
2013 7.4 4.23 %
2012 7.1 5.97 %
2011 6.7 4.69 %
2010 6.4 4.92 %
2009 6.1 5.17 %
2008 5.8 5.45 %
2007 5.5 5.77 %
2006 5.2 6.12 %
2005 4.9