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

7.4
(%)
in 2014

Between 1995 and 2014, male obesity prevalence of China grew substantially from 1.3 to 7.4 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached 7.25 % 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 7.4 7.25 %
2013 6.9 9.52 %
2012 6.3 8.62 %
2011 5.8 7.41 %
2010 5.4 10.20 %
2009 4.9 8.89 %
2008 4.5 9.76 %
2007 4.1 7.89 %
2006 3.8 11.76 %
2005 3.4 9.68 %
2004 3.1 6.90 %
2003 2.9