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

20.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Luxembourg was 20.7 %. Female obesity prevalence of Luxembourg increased from 14.7 % in 1997 to 20.7 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.82 %.

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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 Luxembourg female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 20.7 1.47 %
2015 20.4 1.49 %
2014 20.1 1.52 %
2013 19.8 1.54 %
2012 19.5 1.56 %
2011 19.2 1.59 %
2010 18.9 2.16 %
2009 18.5 1.65 %
2008 18.2 1.68 %
2007 17.9 1.70 %
2006 17.6 1.73 %
2005 17.3