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

24.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Croatia was 24.1 %. Male obesity prevalence of Croatia increased from 14.4 % in 1997 to 24.1 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.75 %.

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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 Croatia male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 24.1 2.55 %
2015 23.5 2.62 %
2014 22.9 2.69 %
2013 22.3 2.29 %
2012 21.8 2.83 %
2011 21.2 2.91 %
2010 20.6 2.49 %
2009 20.1 2.55 %
2008 19.6 3.16 %
2007 19.0 2.70 %
2006 18.5 2.78 %
2005 18.0

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