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

13.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Guinea Bissau was 13.7 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Guinea Bissau grew substantially from 5.6 to 13.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 6.78 % in 1999 and then decreased to 4.58 % in 2016.

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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 Guinea Bissau female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 13.7 4.58 %
2015 13.1 3.97 %
2014 12.6 4.13 %
2013 12.1 3.42 %
2012 11.7 4.46 %
2011 11.2 4.67 %
2010 10.7 3.88 %
2009 10.3 5.10 %
2008 9.8 4.26 %
2007 9.4 5.62 %
2006 8.9 4.71 %
2005 8.5