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

24.3
(%)
in 2014

Female obesity prevalence of Greece increased from 18.3 % in 1995 to 24.3 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 1.51 %.

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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.

Date Value Change, %
2014 24.3 0.41 %
2013 24.2 0.41 %
2012 24.1 0.84 %
2011 23.9 0.84 %
2010 23.7 1.28 %
2009 23.4 1.30 %
2008 23.1 1.32 %
2007 22.8 1.79 %
2006 22.4 1.82 %
2005 22.0 1.38 %
2004 21.7 1.88 %
2003 21.3