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

21.4
(%)
in 2014

Male obesity prevalence of Italy increased from 13 % in 1995 to 21.4 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.66 %.

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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 21.4 1.90 %
2013 21.0 1.94 %
2012 20.6 2.49 %
2011 20.1 2.03 %
2010 19.7 2.60 %
2009 19.2 2.13 %
2008 18.8 2.73 %
2007 18.3 2.23 %
2006 17.9 2.87 %
2005 17.4 2.96 %
2004 16.9 2.42 %
2003 16.5