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

25.4
(%)
in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Greece was 25.4 %. Female obesity prevalence of Greece increased from 19.9 % in 1997 to 25.4 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.29 %.

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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, %
2016 25.4 1.20 %
2015 25.1 0.80 %
2014 24.9 1.22 %
2013 24.6 1.23 %
2012 24.3 1.25 %
2011 24.0 1.27 %
2010 23.7 0.85 %
2009 23.5 1.29 %
2008 23.2 1.31 %
2007 22.9 1.33 %
2006 22.6 1.35 %
2005 22.3