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

23.4 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Iraq was 23.4 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Iraq grew substantially from 13.8 to 23.4 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.31 % in 2008 and then decreased to 2.63 % 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 Iraq male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 23.4 2.63 %
2015 22.8 3.17 %
2014 22.1 2.79 %
2013 21.5 2.87 %
2012 20.9 2.96 %
2011 20.3 3.05 %
2010 19.7 2.60 %
2009 19.2 2.67 %
2008 18.7 3.31 %
2007 18.1 2.84 %
2006 17.6 2.33 %
2005 17.2