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

19.4 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Morocco was 19.4 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Morocco grew substantially from 9.3 to 19.4 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 4.95 % in 2000 and then decreased to 3.74 % 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 Morocco male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 19.4 3.74 %
2015 18.7 3.89 %
2014 18.0 3.45 %
2013 17.4 4.19 %
2012 16.7 3.73 %
2011 16.1 3.87 %
2010 15.5 4.03 %
2009 14.9 3.47 %
2008 14.4 4.35 %
2007 13.8 3.76 %
2006 13.3 3.91 %
2005 12.8

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