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

6.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for China was 6.5 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of China grew substantially from 2.5 to 6.5 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 8.00 % in 1998 and then decreased to 4.84 % 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 China female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 6.5 4.84 %
2015 6.2 3.33 %
2014 6.0 5.26 %
2013 5.7 3.64 %
2012 5.5 5.77 %
2011 5.2 4.00 %
2010 5.0 6.38 %
2009 4.7 4.44 %
2008 4.5 4.65 %
2007 4.3 7.50 %
2006 4.0 5.26 %
2005 3.8