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

3.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Japan was 3.7 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Japan grew substantially from 2.1 to 3.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 4.76 % in 1998 and then decreased to 2.78 % 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 Japan female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 3.7 2.78 %
2015 3.6 2.86 %
2014 3.5 2.94 %
2013 3.4 3.03 %
2012 3.3 3.12 %
2011 3.2 3.23 %
2010 3.1 3.33 %
2009 3.0 3.45 %
2008 2.9 3.57 %
2007 2.8 3.70 %
2006 2.7 3.85 %
2005 2.6