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

2.2 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Malawi was 2.2 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Malawi grew substantially from 0.8 to 2.2 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 12.50% in 1999 and then decreased to 4.76% 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.

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