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

11.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Guinea was 11.5 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Guinea grew substantially from 5 to 11.5 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 5.77 % in 1999 and then decreased to 4.55 % 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 female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 11.5 4.55 %
2015 11.0 3.77 %
2014 10.6 3.92 %
2013 10.2 4.08 %
2012 9.8 4.26 %
2011 9.4 4.44 %
2010 9.0 4.65 %
2009 8.6 4.88 %
2008 8.2 3.80 %
2007 7.9 5.33 %
2006 7.5 4.17 %
2005 7.2