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

32.8 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Mexico was 32.8 %. Female obesity prevalence of Mexico increased from 23.5 % in 1997 to 32.8 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.77 %.

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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 Mexico female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 32.8 1.55 %
2015 32.3 1.57 %
2014 31.8 1.60 %
2013 31.3 1.62 %
2012 30.8 1.65 %
2011 30.3 1.68 %
2010 29.8 1.71 %
2009 29.3 1.74 %
2008 28.8 1.77 %
2007 28.3 1.80 %
2006 27.8 1.83 %
2005 27.3