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

20.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Gabon was 20.3 %. Female obesity prevalence of Gabon increased from 12.1 % in 1997 to 20.3 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.76 %.

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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 Gabon female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 20.3 2.01 %
2015 19.9 2.05 %
2014 19.5 2.09 %
2013 19.1 2.14 %
2012 18.7 2.19 %
2011 18.3 2.23 %
2010 17.9 2.87 %
2009 17.4 2.35 %
2008 17.0 2.41 %
2007 16.6 2.47 %
2006 16.2 3.18 %
2005 15.7