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Bosnia and Herzegovina - Female obesity prevalence as a share of female ages 18+

18.4 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Bosnia and Herzegovina was 18.4 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Bosnia and Herzegovina grew substantially from 13.4 to 18.4 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 2.30 % in 2014 and then decreased to 1.66 % 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 18.4 1.66 %
2015 18.1 1.69 %
2014 17.8 2.30 %
2013 17.4 1.75 %
2012 17.1 1.79 %
2011 16.8 1.82 %
2010 16.5 1.23 %
2009 16.3 1.88 %
2008 16.0 1.91 %
2007 15.7 1.29 %
2006 15.5 1.97 %
2005 15.2