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

21.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for France was 21.1 %. Female obesity prevalence of France increased from 15.9 % in 1997 to 21.1 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.50 %.

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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 France female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 21.1 1.44 %
2015 20.8 1.46 %
2014 20.5 0.99 %
2013 20.3 1.50 %
2012 20.0 1.52 %
2011 19.7 1.03 %
2010 19.5 1.56 %
2009 19.2 1.59 %
2008 18.9 1.61 %
2007 18.6 1.09 %
2006 18.4 1.66 %
2005 18.1