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

45.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Kuwait was 45.6 %. Female obesity prevalence of Kuwait increased from 38.5 % in 1997 to 45.6 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 0.89 %.

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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 Kuwait female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 45.6 0.88 %
2015 45.2 0.89 %
2014 44.8 0.90 %
2013 44.4 0.91 %
2012 44.0 0.92 %
2011 43.6 0.93 %
2010 43.2 0.93 %
2009 42.8 0.94 %
2008 42.4 0.95 %
2007 42.0 0.96 %
2006 41.6 0.73 %
2005 41.3