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

28.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Malta was 28.5 %. Female obesity prevalence of Malta increased from 24 % in 1997 to 28.5 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 0.91 %.

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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 Malta female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 28.5 0.71 %
2015 28.3 0.71 %
2014 28.1 0.72 %
2013 27.9 0.72 %
2012 27.7 0.73 %
2011 27.5 0.73 %
2010 27.3 0.74 %
2009 27.1 0.74 %
2008 26.9 1.13 %
2007 26.6 0.76 %
2006 26.4 0.76 %
2005 26.2