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

20.4 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Germany was 20.4 %. Female obesity prevalence of Germany increased from 15 % in 1997 to 20.4 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.63 %.

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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 Germany female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 20.4 1.49 %
2015 20.1 1.52 %
2014 19.8 1.54 %
2013 19.5 1.56 %
2012 19.2 1.59 %
2011 18.9 1.61 %
2010 18.6 1.64 %
2009 18.3 1.67 %
2008 18.0 1.69 %
2007 17.7 1.14 %
2006 17.5 1.74 %
2005 17.2