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

21.9 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Cyprus was 21.9 %. Male obesity prevalence of Cyprus increased from 13.8 % in 1997 to 21.9 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.46 %.

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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 Cyprus male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 21.9 2.34 %
2015 21.4 2.39 %
2014 20.9 1.95 %
2013 20.5 1.99 %
2012 20.1 2.55 %
2011 19.6 2.08 %
2010 19.2 2.13 %
2009 18.8 2.17 %
2008 18.4 2.22 %
2007 18.0 2.27 %
2006 17.6 2.33 %
2005 17.2