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Côte d'Ivoire - Female obesity prevalence as a share of female ages 18+

15.2 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Côte d'Ivoire was 15.2 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Côte d'Ivoire grew substantially from 7.1 to 15.2 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 5.63 % in 1998 and then decreased to 3.40 % 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 Côte d'Ivoire female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 15.2 3.40 %
2015 14.7 3.52 %
2014 14.2 3.65 %
2013 13.7 3.79 %
2012 13.2 3.94 %
2011 12.7 4.10 %
2010 12.2 4.27 %
2009 11.7 3.54 %
2008 11.3 4.63 %
2007 10.8 3.85 %
2006 10.4 4.00 %
2005 10.0