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

24.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Croatia was 24.5 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Croatia grew substantially from 18.2 to 24.5 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 1.90 % in 2008 and then decreased to 1.66 % 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 Croatia female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 24.5 1.66 %
2015 24.1 1.69 %
2014 23.7 1.72 %
2013 23.3 1.75 %
2012 22.9 1.33 %
2011 22.6 1.80 %
2010 22.2 1.83 %
2009 21.8 1.40 %
2008 21.5 1.90 %
2007 21.1 1.44 %
2006 20.8 1.46 %
2005 20.5