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

22.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Egypt was 22.7 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Egypt grew substantially from 12.2 to 22.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.85 % in 2000 and then decreased to 3.18 % 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 Egypt male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 22.7 3.18 %
2015 22.0 3.29 %
2014 21.3 3.40 %
2013 20.6 3.00 %
2012 20.0 3.09 %
2011 19.4 3.74 %
2010 18.7 3.31 %
2009 18.1 2.84 %
2008 17.6 3.53 %
2007 17.0 3.66 %
2006 16.4 3.14 %
2005 15.9