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

5.1
(%)
in 2014

Between 1995 and 2014, female obesity prevalence of India grew substantially from 1.9 to 5.1 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached 4.08 % 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 5.1 4.08 %
2013 4.9 6.52 %
2012 4.6 4.55 %
2011 4.4 4.76 %
2010 4.2 5.00 %
2009 4.0 5.26 %
2008 3.8 5.56 %
2007 3.6 5.88 %
2006 3.4 6.25 %
2005 3.2 3.23 %
2004 3.1 6.90 %
2003 2.9