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

32.2 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Iran was 32.2 %. Female obesity prevalence of Iran increased from 21.3 % in 1997 to 32.2 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.20 %.

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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 Iran female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 32.2 1.58 %
2015 31.7 1.93 %
2014 31.1 1.97 %
2013 30.5 2.01 %
2012 29.9 2.05 %
2011 29.3 2.09 %
2010 28.7 1.77 %
2009 28.2 2.17 %
2008 27.6 2.22 %
2007 27.0 2.27 %
2006 26.4 2.33 %
2005 25.8

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