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

17.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Colombia was 17.6 %. Male obesity prevalence of Colombia increased from 9.6 % in 1997 to 17.6 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 3.24%.

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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.

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