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

22.2
(%)
in 2014

Male obesity prevalence of Greece increased from 13.6 % in 1995 to 22.2 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.61 %.

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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 22.2 1.37 %
2013 21.9 1.39 %
2012 21.6 1.89 %
2011 21.2 1.92 %
2010 20.8 2.46 %
2009 20.3 2.53 %
2008 19.8 2.59 %
2007 19.3 3.21 %
2006 18.7 2.75 %
2005 18.2 3.41 %
2004 17.6 2.92 %
2003 17.1