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

15.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Guatemala was 15.1 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Guatemala grew substantially from 7.2 to 15.1 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 5.13 % in 2000 and then decreased to 4.14 % in 2016.

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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 Guatemala male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 15.1 4.14 %
2015 14.5 3.57 %
2014 14.0 3.70 %
2013 13.5 3.05 %
2012 13.1 3.97 %
2011 12.6 4.13 %
2010 12.1 3.42 %
2009 11.7 3.54 %
2008 11.3 4.63 %
2007 10.8 3.85 %
2006 10.4 4.00 %
2005 10.0