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

33.7 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Oman was 33.7 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Oman grew substantially from 23.2 to 33.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 2.53 % in 1999 and then decreased to 1.81 % 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 Oman female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 33.7 1.81 %
2015 33.1 2.16 %
2014 32.4 1.89 %
2013 31.8 2.25 %
2012 31.1 1.97 %
2011 30.5 2.01 %
2010 29.9 2.05 %
2009 29.3 2.09 %
2008 28.7 2.14 %
2007 28.1 1.81 %
2006 27.6 1.85 %
2005 27.1

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