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

29.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Grenada was 29 %. Female obesity prevalence of Grenada increased from 17.6 % in 1997 to 29 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.66 %.

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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 Grenada female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 29.0 2.11 %
2015 28.4 2.53 %
2014 27.7 2.21 %
2013 27.1 2.26 %
2012 26.5 2.71 %
2011 25.8 2.38 %
2010 25.2 2.44 %
2009 24.6 2.50 %
2008 24.0 2.56 %
2007 23.4 2.63 %
2006 22.8 2.70 %
2005 22.2