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

4.8 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Japan was 4.8 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Japan grew substantially from 1.6 to 4.8 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 9.09 % in 2004 and then decreased to 4.35 % 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 Japan male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 4.8 4.35 %
2015 4.6 6.98 %
2014 4.3 4.88 %
2013 4.1 5.13 %
2012 3.9 5.41 %
2011 3.7 5.71 %
2010 3.5 6.06 %
2009 3.3 6.45 %
2008 3.1 6.90 %
2007 2.9 7.41 %
2006 2.7 8.00 %
2005 2.5