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

21.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Slovenia was 21 %. Female obesity prevalence of Slovenia increased from 16.3 % in 1997 to 21 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.34 %.

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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 Slovenia female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 21.0 1.45 %
2015 20.7 1.47 %
2014 20.4 1.49 %
2013 20.1 1.01 %
2012 19.9 1.53 %
2011 19.6 1.55 %
2010 19.3 1.05 %
2009 19.1 1.60 %
2008 18.8 1.08 %
2007 18.6 1.64 %
2006 18.3 1.10 %
2005 18.1