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

24.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Ecuador was 24.7 %. Female obesity prevalence of Ecuador increased from 16.2 % in 1997 to 24.7 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.25 %.

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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 Ecuador female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 24.7 2.07 %
2015 24.2 2.11 %
2014 23.7 1.72 %
2013 23.3 2.19 %
2012 22.8 1.79 %
2011 22.4 2.28 %
2010 21.9 1.86 %
2009 21.5 2.38 %
2008 21.0 1.94 %
2007 20.6 1.98 %
2006 20.2 2.54 %
2005 19.7