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United States of America - Male obesity prevalence as a share if male population ages 18+

35.5 (%) in 2016

In 2016, male obesity prevalence for United States of America was 35.5 %. Male obesity prevalence of United States of America increased from 21.8 % in 1997 to 35.5 % in 2016 growing at an average annual rate of 2.60 %.

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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.

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What is United States of America male obesity prevalence?

Date Value Change, %
2016 35.5 2.31 %
2015 34.7 2.06 %
2014 34.0 2.10 %
2013 33.3 2.15 %
2012 32.6 2.19 %
2011 31.9 2.24 %
2010 31.2 2.30 %
2009 30.5 2.35 %
2008 29.8 2.41 %
2007 29.1 2.46 %
2006 28.4 2.53 %
2005 27.7