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

25.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Ireland was 25.1 %. Male obesity prevalence of Ireland increased from 13.8 % in 1997 to 25.1 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 3.20 %.

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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 Ireland male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 25.1 2.87 %
2015 24.4 2.95 %
2014 23.7 2.60 %
2013 23.1 3.13 %
2012 22.4 2.75 %
2011 21.8 2.83 %
2010 21.2 2.91 %
2009 20.6 3.52 %
2008 19.9 2.58 %
2007 19.4 3.19 %
2006 18.8 3.30 %
2005 18.2

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