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

16.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Cabo Verde was 16.3 %. Female obesity prevalence of Cabo Verde increased from 7.8 % in 1997 to 16.3 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 3.96 %.

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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 Cabo Verde female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 16.3 3.16 %
2015 15.8 3.27 %
2014 15.3 3.38 %
2013 14.8 2.78 %
2012 14.4 3.60 %
2011 13.9 3.73 %
2010 13.4 3.88 %
2009 12.9 3.20 %
2008 12.5 4.17 %
2007 12.0 3.45 %
2006 11.6 4.50 %
2005 11.1