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

23.8 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Georgia was 23.8 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Georgia grew substantially from 14.9 to 23.8 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.13 % in 2009 and then decreased to 3.03 % 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 Georgia female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 23.8 3.03 %
2015 23.1 2.67 %
2014 22.5 2.27 %
2013 22.0 2.80 %
2012 21.4 2.88 %
2011 20.8 2.46 %
2010 20.3 2.53 %
2009 19.8 3.13 %
2008 19.2 2.13 %
2007 18.8 2.73 %
2006 18.3 2.81 %
2005 17.8