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Democratic People's Republic of Korea - Male obesity prevalence as a share if male population ages 18+

6.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Democratic People's Republic of Korea was 6.1 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Democratic People's Republic of Korea grew substantially from 2.6 to 6.1 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 7.14 % in 2000 and then decreased to 5.17 % 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 Democratic People's Republic of Korea male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 6.1 5.17 %
2015 5.8 3.57 %
2014 5.6 5.66 %
2013 5.3 3.92 %
2012 5.1 4.08 %
2011 4.9 4.26 %
2010 4.7 4.44 %
2009 4.5 4.65 %
2008 4.3 4.88 %
2007 4.1 5.13 %
2006 3.9 5.41 %
2005 3.7