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

23.7
(%)
in 2014

Male obesity prevalence of Mexico increased from 13.9 % in 1995 to 23.7 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.85 %.

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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 23.7 2.60 %
2013 23.1 2.21 %
2012 22.6 2.73 %
2011 22.0 2.80 %
2010 21.4 2.39 %
2009 20.9 2.45 %
2008 20.4 2.51 %
2007 19.9 3.11 %
2006 19.3 3.21 %
2005 18.7 2.75 %
2004 18.2 2.82 %
2003 17.7