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

3.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Comoros was 3.3 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Comoros grew substantially from 1.4 to 3.3 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 7.41 % in 2013 and then decreased to 6.45 % in 2016.

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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.

What is Comoros male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 3.3 6.45 %
2015 3.1 3.33 %
2014 3.0 3.45 %
2013 2.9 7.41 %
2012 2.7 3.85 %
2011 2.6 4.00 %
2010 2.5 4.17 %
2009 2.4 4.35 %
2008 2.3 4.55 %
2007 2.2 4.76 %
2006 2.1 5.00 %
2005 2.0