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

4.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Lesotho was 4.6 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Lesotho grew substantially from 1.5 to 4.6 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 9.52 % in 2004 and then decreased to 4.55 % 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 Lesotho male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 4.6 4.55 %
2015 4.4 7.32 %
2014 4.1 5.13 %
2013 3.9 5.41 %
2012 3.7 5.71 %
2011 3.5 6.06 %
2010 3.3 6.45 %
2009 3.1 6.90 %
2008 2.9 7.41 %
2007 2.7 3.85 %
2006 2.6 8.33 %
2005 2.4