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

25.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Libya was 25 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Libya grew substantially from 14.9 to 25 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.36 % in 1998 and then decreased to 2.88 % 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 Libya male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 25.0 2.88 %
2015 24.3 2.97 %
2014 23.6 2.61 %
2013 23.0 2.68 %
2012 22.4 2.75 %
2011 21.8 2.83 %
2010 21.2 2.91 %
2009 20.6 2.49 %
2008 20.1 2.55 %
2007 19.6 3.16 %
2006 19.0 2.70 %
2005 18.5