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

18.9 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for El Salvador was 18.9 %. Male obesity prevalence of El Salvador increased from 9.1 % in 1997 to 18.9 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 3.92 %.

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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 El Salvador male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 18.9 3.28 %
2015 18.3 3.39 %
2014 17.7 2.91 %
2013 17.2 3.61 %
2012 16.6 3.11 %
2011 16.1 3.21 %
2010 15.6 3.31 %
2009 15.1 4.14 %
2008 14.5 3.57 %
2007 14.0 3.70 %
2006 13.5 3.05 %
2005 13.1