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

21.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Dominican Republic was 21 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Dominican Republic grew substantially from 8.5 to 21 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 5.88 % in 1998 and then decreased to 3.96 % 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 Dominican Republic male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 21.0 3.96 %
2015 20.2 4.12 %
2014 19.4 4.30 %
2013 18.6 4.49 %
2012 17.8 4.71 %
2011 17.0 4.94 %
2010 16.2 4.52 %
2009 15.5 5.44 %
2008 14.7 5.00 %
2007 14.0 4.48 %
2006 13.4 5.51 %
2005 12.7