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

26.8
(%)
in 2014

Male obesity prevalence of Canada increased from 16.2 % in 1995 to 26.8 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.69 %.

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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 26.8 2.29 %
2013 26.2 1.95 %
2012 25.7 1.98 %
2011 25.2 2.02 %
2010 24.7 2.07 %
2009 24.2 2.11 %
2008 23.7 2.60 %
2007 23.1 2.21 %
2006 22.6 2.73 %
2005 22.0 2.80 %
2004 21.4 2.88 %
2003 20.8