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

22.0
(%)
in 2014

Male obesity prevalence of France increased from 13.8 % in 1995 to 22 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.49 %.

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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 22.0 2.33 %
2013 21.5 1.90 %
2012 21.1 1.93 %
2011 20.7 1.97 %
2010 20.3 2.01 %
2009 19.9 2.05 %
2008 19.5 2.09 %
2007 19.1 2.14 %
2006 18.7 2.75 %
2005 18.2 2.25 %
2004 17.8 2.89 %
2003 17.3