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

41.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Egypt was 41.1 %. Female obesity prevalence of Egypt increased from 28.8 % in 1997 to 41.1 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.89 %.

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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 Egypt female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 41.1 1.73 %
2015 40.4 1.76 %
2014 39.7 1.79 %
2013 39.0 1.83 %
2012 38.3 1.86 %
2011 37.6 1.62 %
2010 37.0 1.93 %
2009 36.3 1.97 %
2008 35.6 1.71 %
2007 35.0 2.04 %
2006 34.3 1.78 %
2005 33.7