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

20.8 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Netherlands was 20.8 %. Male obesity prevalence of Netherlands increased from 10.6 % in 1997 to 20.8 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 3.61 %.

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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 Netherlands male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 20.8 2.97 %
2015 20.2 2.54 %
2014 19.7 3.14 %
2013 19.1 3.24 %
2012 18.5 2.78 %
2011 18.0 3.45 %
2010 17.4 3.57 %
2009 16.8 3.07 %
2008 16.3 3.82 %
2007 15.7 3.97 %
2006 15.1 3.42 %
2005 14.6