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

28.4
(%)
in 2014

Female obesity prevalence of United Kingdom increased from 17.3 % in 1995 to 28.4 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.64 %.

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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 28.4 2.16 %
2013 27.8 1.83 %
2012 27.3 1.87 %
2011 26.8 1.90 %
2010 26.3 2.33 %
2009 25.7 1.98 %
2008 25.2 2.44 %
2007 24.6 2.50 %
2006 24.0 2.56 %
2005 23.4 2.63 %
2004 22.8 2.70 %
2003 22.2