An error occured. Details Hide
You have unsaved pages. Restore Cancel

Republic of Korea - Male obesity prevalence as a share if male population ages 18+

4.4 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Republic of Korea was 4.4 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Republic of Korea grew substantially from 1.9 to 4.4 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 10.00 % in 1999 and then decreased to 2.33 % in 2016.

The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›

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 Republic of Korea male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 4.4 2.33 %
2015 4.3 4.88 %
2014 4.1 5.13 %
2013 3.9 2.63 %
2012 3.8 5.56 %
2011 3.6 2.86 %
2010 3.5 2.94 %
2009 3.4 6.25 %
2008 3.2 3.23 %
2007 3.1 3.33 %
2006 3.0 7.14 %
2005 2.8