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

18.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Kyrgyzstan was 18.6 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Kyrgyzstan grew substantially from 10.4 to 18.6 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.82 % in 2006 and then decreased to 2.76 % 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 Kyrgyzstan female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 18.6 2.76 %
2015 18.1 3.43 %
2014 17.5 2.94 %
2013 17.0 3.66 %
2012 16.4 3.14 %
2011 15.9 3.25 %
2010 15.4 3.36 %
2009 14.9 3.47 %
2008 14.4 2.86 %
2007 14.0 2.94 %
2006 13.6 3.82 %
2005 13.1

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