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

3.7
(%)
in 2014

Between 1995 and 2014, male obesity prevalence of Japan grew substantially from 1.5 to 3.7 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached a maximum of 8.33 % in 2006 and then decreased to 2.78 % 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 3.7 2.78 %
2013 3.6 5.88 %
2012 3.4 3.03 %
2011 3.3 6.45 %
2010 3.1 3.33 %
2009 3.0 3.45 %
2008 2.9 7.41 %
2007 2.7 3.85 %
2006 2.6 8.33 %
2005 2.4 4.35 %
2004 2.3 4.55 %
2003 2.2