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

26.4 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Czech Republic was 26.4 %. Male obesity prevalence of Czech Republic increased from 18.3 % in 1997 to 26.4 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.95 %.

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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 Czech Republic male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 26.4 1.93 %
2015 25.9 1.97 %
2014 25.4 2.01 %
2013 24.9 1.63 %
2012 24.5 2.08 %
2011 24.0 1.69 %
2010 23.6 2.16 %
2009 23.1 1.76 %
2008 22.7 2.25 %
2007 22.2 1.83 %
2006 21.8 1.87 %
2005 21.4

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