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

22.8 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Spain was 22.8 %. Female obesity prevalence of Spain increased from 18.3 % in 1997 to 22.8 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 1.16 %.

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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 Spain female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 22.8 1.33 %
2015 22.5 0.90 %
2014 22.3 0.90 %
2013 22.1 0.91 %
2012 21.9 0.92 %
2011 21.7 1.40 %
2010 21.4 0.94 %
2009 21.2 0.95 %
2008 21.0 0.96 %
2007 20.8 1.46 %
2006 20.5 0.99 %
2005 20.3