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Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Female obesity prevalence as a share of female ages 18+

7.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Democratic People's Republic of Korea was 7.3 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Democratic People's Republic of Korea grew substantially from 4.5 to 7.3 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 4.08 % in 2002 and then decreased to 2.82 % in 2016.

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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 Democratic People's Republic of Korea female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 7.3 2.82 %
2015 7.1 2.90 %
2014 6.9 2.99 %
2013 6.7 3.08 %
2012 6.5 1.56 %
2011 6.4 3.23 %
2010 6.2 1.64 %
2009 6.1 3.39 %
2008 5.9 1.72 %
2007 5.8 3.57 %
2006 5.6 1.82 %
2005 5.5