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

32.4
(%)
in 2014

Female obesity prevalence of Mexico increased from 22.2 % in 1995 to 32.4 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.01 %.

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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 32.4 1.57 %
2013 31.9 1.92 %
2012 31.3 1.62 %
2011 30.8 1.99 %
2010 30.2 1.68 %
2009 29.7 1.71 %
2008 29.2 2.10 %
2007 28.6 1.78 %
2006 28.1 2.18 %
2005 27.5 1.85 %
2004 27.0 2.27 %
2003 26.4