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

29.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Nicaragua was 29 %. Female obesity prevalence of Nicaragua increased from 18.8 % in 1997 to 29 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.31 %.

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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 Nicaragua female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 29.0 2.11 %
2015 28.4 2.16 %
2014 27.8 2.21 %
2013 27.2 1.87 %
2012 26.7 2.30 %
2011 26.1 1.95 %
2010 25.6 2.40 %
2009 25.0 2.04 %
2008 24.5 2.51 %
2007 23.9 2.14 %
2006 23.4 2.18 %
2005 22.9