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

24.0
(%)
in 2014

Between 1995 and 2014, female obesity prevalence of Brazil grew substantially from 15.1 to 24 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached 2.13 % 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 24.0 2.13 %
2013 23.5 2.62 %
2012 22.9 2.23 %
2011 22.4 2.75 %
2010 21.8 2.35 %
2009 21.3 2.90 %
2008 20.7 2.48 %
2007 20.2 2.54 %
2006 19.7 2.60 %
2005 19.2 2.67 %
2004 18.7 2.75 %
2003 18.2