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

8.2
(%)
in 2014

Between 1995 and 2014, female obesity prevalence of China grew substantially from 2.5 to 8.2 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 9.09 % in 2000 and then decreased to 3.80 % 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 8.2 3.80 %
2013 7.9 5.33 %
2012 7.5 5.63 %
2011 7.1 5.97 %
2010 6.7 4.69 %
2009 6.4 6.67 %
2008 6.0 5.26 %
2007 5.7 7.55 %
2006 5.3 6.00 %
2005 5.0 6.38 %
2004 4.7 6.82 %
2003 4.4