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

26.4 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Guatemala was 26.4 %. Female obesity prevalence of Guatemala increased from 15.8 % in 1997 to 26.4 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.74 %.

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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 Guatemala female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 26.4 2.33 %
2015 25.8 2.38 %
2014 25.2 2.44 %
2013 24.6 2.50 %
2012 24.0 2.56 %
2011 23.4 2.63 %
2010 22.8 2.70 %
2009 22.2 2.78 %
2008 21.6 2.37 %
2007 21.1 2.93 %
2006 20.5 2.50 %
2005 20.0