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

7.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Eritrea was 7.6 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Eritrea grew substantially from 3 to 7.6 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 6.52 % in 2007 and then decreased to 5.56 % in 2016.

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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 Eritrea female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 7.6 5.56 %
2015 7.2 4.35 %
2014 6.9 6.15 %
2013 6.5 4.84 %
2012 6.2 5.08 %
2011 5.9 5.36 %
2010 5.6 3.70 %
2009 5.4 5.88 %
2008 5.1 4.08 %
2007 4.9 6.52 %
2006 4.6 4.55 %
2005 4.4