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

21.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Cyprus was 21.6 %. Female obesity prevalence of Cyprus increased from 16.8 % in 1997 to 21.6 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.33 %.

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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 Cyprus female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 21.6 0.93 %
2015 21.4 1.42 %
2014 21.1 0.96 %
2013 20.9 0.97 %
2012 20.7 0.98 %
2011 20.5 1.49 %
2010 20.2 1.00 %
2009 20.0 1.01 %
2008 19.8 1.54 %
2007 19.5 1.04 %
2006 19.3 1.05 %
2005 19.1