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

18.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Djibouti was 18.3 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Djibouti grew substantially from 12.6 to 18.3 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 2.52 % in 2010 and then decreased to 1.67 % 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 Djibouti female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 18.3 1.67 %
2015 18.0 2.27 %
2014 17.6 1.73 %
2013 17.3 2.37 %
2012 16.9 1.81 %
2011 16.6 1.84 %
2010 16.3 2.52 %
2009 15.9 1.92 %
2008 15.6 1.96 %
2007 15.3 2.00 %
2006 15.0 2.04 %
2005 14.7