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

3.0
(%)
in 2014

Female obesity prevalence of Japan increased from 2.2 % in 1995 to 3 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 1.66 %.

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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 3.0 3.45 %
2013 2.9 0.00 %
2012 2.9 0.00 %
2011 2.9 3.57 %
2010 2.8 0.00 %
2009 2.8 0.00 %
2008 2.8 3.70 %
2007 2.7 0.00 %
2006 2.7 3.85 %
2005 2.6 0.00 %
2004 2.6 4.00 %
2003 2.5