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

15.2 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Peru was 15.2 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Peru grew substantially from 8.4 to 15.2 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 4.04 % in 2003 and then decreased to 2.70 % in 2016.

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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.

Date Value Change, %
2016 15.2 2.70 %
2015 14.8 3.50 %
2014 14.3 2.88 %
2013 13.9 2.96 %
2012 13.5 3.05 %
2011 13.1 2.34 %
2010 12.8 3.23 %
2009 12.4 3.33 %
2008 12.0 3.45 %
2007 11.6 2.65 %
2006 11.3 3.67 %
2005 10.9