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

23.3
(%)
in 2014

Male obesity prevalence of Spain increased from 14.1 % in 1995 to 23.3 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.68 %.

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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 23.3 2.19 %
2013 22.8 1.79 %
2012 22.4 1.82 %
2011 22.0 1.85 %
2010 21.6 2.37 %
2009 21.1 1.93 %
2008 20.7 2.48 %
2007 20.2 3.06 %
2006 19.6 2.62 %
2005 19.1 2.69 %
2004 18.6 3.33 %
2003 18.0