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

24.3 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Mexico was 24.3 %. Male obesity prevalence of Mexico increased from 14.7 % in 1997 to 24.3 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.68 %.

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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 Mexico male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 24.3 2.10 %
2015 23.8 2.59 %
2014 23.2 2.20 %
2013 22.7 2.25 %
2012 22.2 2.78 %
2011 21.6 2.37 %
2010 21.1 2.43 %
2009 20.6 2.49 %
2008 20.1 2.55 %
2007 19.6 2.62 %
2006 19.1 2.69 %
2005 18.6