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

26.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Lesotho was 26.7 %. Female obesity prevalence of Lesotho increased from 14.6 % in 1997 to 26.7 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 3.23 %.

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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 Lesotho female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 26.7 2.69 %
2015 26.0 2.77 %
2014 25.3 2.43 %
2013 24.7 2.92 %
2012 24.0 3.00 %
2011 23.3 2.64 %
2010 22.7 3.18 %
2009 22.0 2.80 %
2008 21.4 3.38 %
2007 20.7 2.99 %
2006 20.1 3.61 %
2005 19.4