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

12.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Guyana was 12.7 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Guyana grew substantially from 5.5 to 12.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 5.45 % in 1998 and then decreased to 4.96 % 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 Guyana male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 12.7 4.96 %
2015 12.1 4.31 %
2014 11.6 4.50 %
2013 11.1 4.72 %
2012 10.6 3.92 %
2011 10.2 4.08 %
2010 9.8 4.26 %
2009 9.4 4.44 %
2008 9.0 4.65 %
2007 8.6 4.88 %
2006 8.2 3.80 %
2005 7.9