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Greece - Male obesity prevalence as a share if male population ages 18+

24.2 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Greece was 24.2 %. Male obesity prevalence of Greece increased from 14.8 % in 1997 to 24.2 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.62 %.

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What is male 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 Greece male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 24.2 2.54 %
2015 23.6 2.61 %
2014 23.0 2.22 %
2013 22.5 2.27 %
2012 22.0 2.80 %
2011 21.4 2.39 %
2010 20.9 2.45 %
2009 20.4 2.51 %
2008 19.9 3.11 %
2007 19.3 2.66 %
2006 18.8 2.17 %
2005 18.4