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Lao People’s Democratic Republic - Male obesity prevalence as a share if male population ages 18+

3.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Lao People’s Democratic Republic was 3.7 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Lao People’s Democratic Republic grew substantially from 0.7 to 3.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 20.00 % in 2003 and then decreased to 8.82 % 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 Lao People’s Democratic Republic male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 3.7 8.82 %
2015 3.4 6.25 %
2014 3.2 10.34 %
2013 2.9 7.41 %
2012 2.7 12.50 %
2011 2.4 9.09 %
2010 2.2 10.00 %
2009 2.0 11.11 %
2008 1.8 5.88 %
2007 1.7 13.33 %
2006 1.5 7.14 %
2005 1.4