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

13.1 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Nigeria was 13.1 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Nigeria grew substantially from 5.3 to 13.1 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 6.02% in 2007 and then decreased to 4.80% in 2016.

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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 Nigeria female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 13.1 4.80 %
2015 12.5 4.17 %
2014 12.0 4.35 %
2013 11.5 4.55 %
2012 11.0 3.77 %
2011 10.6 4.95 %
2010 10.1 5.21 %
2009 9.6 4.35 %
2008 9.2 4.55 %
2007 8.8 6.02 %
2006 8.3 5.06 %
2005 7.9

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