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

27.6
(%)
in 2014

Male obesity prevalence of Australia increased from 16.2 % in 1995 to 27.6 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.84 %.

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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 27.6 2.60 %
2013 26.9 2.28 %
2012 26.3 2.73 %
2011 25.6 2.40 %
2010 25.0 2.88 %
2009 24.3 2.53 %
2008 23.7 3.04 %
2007 23.0 2.68 %
2006 22.4 2.75 %
2005 21.8 2.83 %
2004 21.2 2.91 %
2003 20.6