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

26.7
(%)
in 2014

Between 1995 and 2014, male obesity prevalence of Argentina grew substantially from 17 to 26.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 3.00 % in 2010 and then decreased to 2.30 % 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 26.7 2.30 %
2013 26.1 2.76 %
2012 25.4 2.83 %
2011 24.7 2.92 %
2010 24.0 3.00 %
2009 23.3 2.64 %
2008 22.7 2.71 %
2007 22.1 2.31 %
2006 21.6 2.86 %
2005 21.0 1.94 %
2004 20.6 1.98 %
2003 20.2