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

24.6 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Spain was 24.6 %. Male obesity prevalence of Spain increased from 16 % in 1997 to 24.6 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.29 %.

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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 Spain male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 24.6 2.07 %
2015 24.1 2.12 %
2014 23.6 2.16 %
2013 23.1 1.76 %
2012 22.7 2.25 %
2011 22.2 2.30 %
2010 21.7 1.88 %
2009 21.3 2.40 %
2008 20.8 1.96 %
2007 20.4 2.51 %
2006 19.9 2.05 %
2005 19.5