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

1.8
(%)
in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for Uganda was 1.8 %. Between 1997 and 2016, male obesity prevalence of Uganda grew substantially from 0.6 to 1.8 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 16.67 % in 1998 and then decreased to 5.88 % in 2016.

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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.

Date Value Change, %
2016 1.8 5.88 %
2015 1.7 6.25 %
2014 1.6 6.67 %
2013 1.5 0.00 %
2012 1.5 7.14 %
2011 1.4 7.69 %
2010 1.3 8.33 %
2009 1.2 0.00 %
2008 1.2 9.09 %
2007 1.1 10.00 %
2006 1.0 0.00 %
2005 1.0