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

21.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Slovakia was 21 %. Male obesity prevalence of Slovakia increased from 13.3 % in 1997 to 21 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.43 %.

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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 Slovakia male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 21.0 2.44 %
2015 20.5 2.50 %
2014 20.0 2.04 %
2013 19.6 2.08 %
2012 19.2 2.67 %
2011 18.7 2.19 %
2010 18.3 2.23 %
2009 17.9 2.29 %
2008 17.5 2.34 %
2007 17.1 3.01 %
2006 16.6 1.84 %
2005 16.3