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

26.2
(%)
in 2014

Female obesity prevalence of Russia increased from 23.7 % in 1995 to 26.2 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 0.53 %.

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 26.2 0.38 %
2013 26.1 0.38 %
2012 26.0 0.39 %
2011 25.9 0.78 %
2010 25.7 0.78 %
2009 25.5 0.39 %
2008 25.4 1.20 %
2007 25.1 1.21 %
2006 24.8 1.22 %
2005 24.5 0.82 %
2004 24.3 1.25 %
2003 24.0