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

19.6
(%)
in 2014

Between 1995 and 2014, male obesity prevalence of Russia grew substantially from 11.2 to 19.6 % rising at an increasing annual rate that reached 2.62 % in 2014.

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 19.6 2.62 %
2013 19.1 3.24 %
2012 18.5 3.35 %
2011 17.9 3.47 %
2010 17.3 3.59 %
2009 16.7 3.73 %
2008 16.1 4.55 %
2007 15.4 4.05 %
2006 14.8 4.23 %
2005 14.2 3.65 %
2004 13.7 3.79 %
2003 13.2