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

29.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Botswana was 29.3 %. Female obesity prevalence of Botswana increased from 19.3 % in 1997 to 29.3 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.22 %.

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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 Botswana female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 29.3 1.38 %
2015 28.9 1.76 %
2014 28.4 1.79 %
2013 27.9 1.45 %
2012 27.5 1.85 %
2011 27.0 1.89 %
2010 26.5 1.53 %
2009 26.1 1.95 %
2008 25.6 1.99 %
2007 25.1 2.03 %
2006 24.6 2.07 %
2005 24.1

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