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

17.9 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Malaysia was 17.9 %. Female obesity prevalence of Malaysia increased from 7.9 % in 1997 to 17.9 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 4.40 %.

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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 Malaysia female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 17.9 2.87 %
2015 17.4 3.57 %
2014 16.8 3.70 %
2013 16.2 3.85 %
2012 15.6 3.31 %
2011 15.1 4.14 %
2010 14.5 3.57 %
2009 14.0 4.48 %
2008 13.4 3.88 %
2007 12.9 4.03 %
2006 12.4 4.20 %
2005 11.9