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

17.9 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Nicaragua was 17.9 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Nicaragua grew substantially from 9.4 to 17.9 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 4.26% in 1998 and then decreased to 2.87% 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 Nicaragua male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 17.9 2.87 %
2015 17.4 3.57 %
2014 16.8 3.07 %
2013 16.3 3.16 %
2012 15.8 3.27 %
2011 15.3 3.38 %
2010 14.8 3.50 %
2009 14.3 2.88 %
2008 13.9 3.73 %
2007 13.4 3.08 %
2006 13.0 3.17 %
2005 12.6

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