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

25.4 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Brazil was 25.4 %. Female obesity prevalence of Brazil increased from 16.3 % in 1997 to 25.4 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.36 %.

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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 Brazil female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 25.4 2.01 %
2015 24.9 2.05 %
2014 24.4 2.09 %
2013 23.9 2.14 %
2012 23.4 2.18 %
2011 22.9 1.78 %
2010 22.5 2.27 %
2009 22.0 2.33 %
2008 21.5 1.90 %
2007 21.1 2.43 %
2006 20.6 2.49 %
2005 20.1