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

17.1
(%)
in 2014

Between 1995 and 2014, male obesity prevalence of Brazil grew substantially from 8.9 to 17.1 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached 3.01 % in 2014.

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 17.1 3.01 %
2013 16.6 3.75 %
2012 16.0 3.23 %
2011 15.5 3.33 %
2010 15.0 4.17 %
2009 14.4 2.86 %
2008 14.0 3.70 %
2007 13.5 3.85 %
2006 13.0 3.17 %
2005 12.6 3.28 %
2004 12.2 3.39 %
2003 11.8