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

15.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Brunei Darussalam was 15.7 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Brunei Darussalam grew substantially from 8.2 to 15.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 4.40 % in 2001 and then decreased to 2.61 % 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 Brunei Darussalam female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 15.7 2.61 %
2015 15.3 3.38 %
2014 14.8 3.50 %
2013 14.3 2.88 %
2012 13.9 3.73 %
2011 13.4 3.08 %
2010 13.0 3.17 %
2009 12.6 4.13 %
2008 12.1 3.42 %
2007 11.7 3.54 %
2006 11.3 3.67 %
2005 10.9