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

20.9 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for Turkmenistan was 20.9 %. Between 1997 and 2016, female obesity prevalence of Turkmenistan grew substantially from 11.9 to 20.9 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.43 % in 2011 and then decreased to 2.96 % in 2016.

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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 Turkmenistan female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 20.9 2.96 %
2015 20.3 2.53 %
2014 19.8 3.13 %
2013 19.2 3.23 %
2012 18.6 2.76 %
2011 18.1 3.43 %
2010 17.5 2.94 %
2009 17.0 3.03 %
2008 16.5 3.13 %
2007 16.0 2.56 %
2006 15.6 3.31 %
2005 15.1