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

28.9 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for El Salvador was 28.9 %. Female obesity prevalence of El Salvador increased from 17.8 % in 1997 to 28.9 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.58 %.

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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 El Salvador female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 28.9 1.76 %
2015 28.4 2.16 %
2014 27.8 2.21 %
2013 27.2 2.26 %
2012 26.6 1.92 %
2011 26.1 2.35 %
2010 25.5 2.41 %
2009 24.9 2.05 %
2008 24.4 2.52 %
2007 23.8 2.59 %
2006 23.2 2.65 %
2005 22.6