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

4.8 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Republic of Korea was 4.8 %. Female obesity prevalence of Republic of Korea increased from 3.1 % in 1997 to 4.8 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.33 %.

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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 Republic of Korea female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 4.8 2.13 %
2015 4.7 2.17 %
2014 4.6 2.22 %
2013 4.5 2.27 %
2012 4.4 2.33 %
2011 4.3 2.38 %
2010 4.2 0.00 %
2009 4.2 2.44 %
2008 4.1 2.50 %
2007 4.0 2.56 %
2006 3.9 2.63 %
2005 3.8