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

13.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Malaysia was 13 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Malaysia grew substantially from 3.8 to 13 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 9.09 % in 2000 and then decreased to 5.69 % 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 Malaysia male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 13.0 5.69 %
2015 12.3 5.13 %
2014 11.7 5.41 %
2013 11.1 5.71 %
2012 10.5 6.06 %
2011 9.9 5.32 %
2010 9.4 6.82 %
2009 8.8 6.02 %
2008 8.3 6.41 %
2007 7.8 6.85 %
2006 7.3 5.80 %
2005 6.9