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

20.3
(%)
in 2014

Female obesity prevalence of Germany increased from 13.7 % in 1995 to 20.3 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.09 %.

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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 20.3 2.01 %
2013 19.9 1.53 %
2012 19.6 1.55 %
2011 19.3 2.12 %
2010 18.9 1.61 %
2009 18.6 1.64 %
2008 18.3 1.67 %
2007 18.0 2.27 %
2006 17.6 1.73 %
2005 17.3 2.37 %
2004 16.9 1.81 %
2003 16.6