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Brazil - Male obesity prevalence as a share if male population ages 18+

18.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Brazil was 18.5 %. Male obesity prevalence of Brazil increased from 9.7 % in 1997 to 18.5 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 3.46 %.

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What is male 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 male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 18.5 2.78 %
2015 18.0 2.86 %
2014 17.5 2.94 %
2013 17.0 3.03 %
2012 16.5 3.13 %
2011 16.0 3.23 %
2010 15.5 3.33 %
2009 15.0 2.74 %
2008 14.6 3.55 %
2007 14.1 2.92 %
2006 13.7 3.79 %
2005 13.2