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

28.7
(%)
in 2014

Female obesity prevalence of Canada increased from 18.9 % in 1995 to 28.7 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.22 %.

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 28.7 1.41 %
2013 28.3 1.80 %
2012 27.8 1.83 %
2011 27.3 1.49 %
2010 26.9 1.89 %
2009 26.4 1.54 %
2008 26.0 1.96 %
2007 25.5 2.00 %
2006 25.0 2.04 %
2005 24.5 2.51 %
2004 23.9 2.14 %
2003 23.4