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

47.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Tuvalu was 47 %. Male obesity prevalence of Tuvalu increased from 30.4 % in 1997 to 47 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.32 %.

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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 Tuvalu male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 47.0 1.73 %
2015 46.2 1.99 %
2014 45.3 2.03 %
2013 44.4 2.07 %
2012 43.5 2.11 %
2011 42.6 2.16 %
2010 41.7 2.46 %
2009 40.7 2.26 %
2008 39.8 2.31 %
2007 38.9 2.37 %
2006 38.0 2.43 %
2005 37.1

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