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

30.1
(%)
in 2014

Between 1995 and 2014, female obesity prevalence of Argentina grew substantially from 20.1 to 30.1 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 2.60 % in 2010 and then decreased to 2.03 % in 2014.

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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, %
2014 30.1 2.03 %
2013 29.5 2.08 %
2012 28.9 2.12 %
2011 28.3 2.54 %
2010 27.6 2.60 %
2009 26.9 2.28 %
2008 26.3 2.33 %
2007 25.7 2.39 %
2006 25.1 2.45 %
2005 24.5 2.08 %
2004 24.0 1.69 %
2003 23.6