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

20.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Netherlands was 20 %. Female obesity prevalence of Netherlands increased from 12.7 % in 1997 to 20 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.42 %.

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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 Netherlands female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 20.0 1.52 %
2015 19.7 2.07 %
2014 19.3 1.58 %
2013 19.0 1.60 %
2012 18.7 2.19 %
2011 18.3 2.23 %
2010 17.9 1.70 %
2009 17.6 2.33 %
2008 17.2 2.38 %
2007 16.8 2.44 %
2006 16.4 2.50 %
2005 16.0