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

33.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Kuwait was 33.3 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Kuwait grew substantially from 22.7 to 33.3 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 2.30 % in 2005 and then decreased to 2.15 % 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 Kuwait male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 33.3 2.15 %
2015 32.6 1.88 %
2014 32.0 2.24 %
2013 31.3 1.95 %
2012 30.7 1.99 %
2011 30.1 2.03 %
2010 29.5 2.08 %
2009 28.9 2.12 %
2008 28.3 1.80 %
2007 27.8 2.21 %
2006 27.2 1.87 %
2005 26.7