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

3.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Guinea was 3.7 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Guinea grew substantially from 1.3 to 3.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 10.00 % in 2006 and then decreased to 5.71 % 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 Guinea male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 3.7 5.71 %
2015 3.5 6.06 %
2014 3.3 6.45 %
2013 3.1 3.33 %
2012 3.0 7.14 %
2011 2.8 3.70 %
2010 2.7 8.00 %
2009 2.5 4.17 %
2008 2.4 4.35 %
2007 2.3 4.55 %
2006 2.2 10.00 %
2005 2.0