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

27.9
(%)
in 2014

Female obesity prevalence of Australia increased from 17.1 % in 1995 to 27.9 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.61 %.

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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 27.9 2.20 %
2013 27.3 2.25 %
2012 26.7 1.91 %
2011 26.2 2.34 %
2010 25.6 2.40 %
2009 25.0 2.04 %
2008 24.5 2.51 %
2007 23.9 2.58 %
2006 23.3 2.19 %
2005 22.8 2.70 %
2004 22.2 2.78 %
2003 21.6