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United States of America - Female obesity prevalence as a share of female ages 18+

37.0 (%) in 2016

In 2016, female obesity prevalence for United States of America was 37 %. Female obesity prevalence of United States of America increased from 24.8 % in 1997 to 37 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.13 %.

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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.

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What is United States of America female obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 37.0 1.65 %
2015 36.4 1.96 %
2014 35.7 1.71 %
2013 35.1 1.74 %
2012 34.5 1.77 %
2011 33.9 1.80 %
2010 33.3 1.83 %
2009 32.7 1.87 %
2008 32.1 1.90 %
2007 31.5 1.94 %
2006 30.9 2.32 %
2005 30.2