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

5.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for India was 5.1 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of India grew substantially from 2 to 5.1 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 8.33 % in 2002 and then decreased to 6.25 % 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 India female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 5.1 6.25 %
2015 4.8 4.35 %
2014 4.6 4.55 %
2013 4.4 4.76 %
2012 4.2 5.00 %
2011 4.0 5.26 %
2010 3.8 5.56 %
2009 3.6 5.88 %
2008 3.4 3.03 %
2007 3.3 6.45 %
2006 3.1 3.33 %
2005 3.0