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

24.1
(%)
in 2014

Female obesity prevalence of Spain increased from 17.1 % in 1995 to 24.1 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 1.82 %.

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 24.1 1.26 %
2013 23.8 1.28 %
2012 23.5 1.29 %
2011 23.2 1.31 %
2010 22.9 1.33 %
2009 22.6 1.80 %
2008 22.2 1.37 %
2007 21.9 1.86 %
2006 21.5 1.90 %
2005 21.1 1.93 %
2004 20.7 1.97 %
2003 20.3