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

18.9 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Cuba was 18.9 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Cuba grew substantially from 10.1 to 18.9 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.96 % in 1998 and then decreased to 2.72 % 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 Cuba male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 18.9 2.72 %
2015 18.4 3.37 %
2014 17.8 2.89 %
2013 17.3 3.59 %
2012 16.7 3.09 %
2011 16.2 3.18 %
2010 15.7 3.29 %
2009 15.2 3.40 %
2008 14.7 2.80 %
2007 14.3 3.62 %
2006 13.8 2.99 %
2005 13.4