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

23.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Norway was 23.6 %. Male obesity prevalence of Norway increased from 13.5 % in 1997 to 23.6 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.98%.

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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 Norway male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 23.6 2.61 %
2015 23.0 2.68 %
2014 22.4 2.28 %
2013 21.9 2.82 %
2012 21.3 2.40 %
2011 20.8 2.97 %
2010 20.2 2.54 %
2009 19.7 2.60 %
2008 19.2 3.23 %
2007 18.6 2.76 %
2006 18.1 2.84 %
2005 17.6

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