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

26.2
(%)
in 2014

Male obesity prevalence of United Kingdom increased from 14.4 % in 1995 to 26.2 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 3.20 %.

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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 26.2 2.75 %
2013 25.5 2.41 %
2012 24.9 2.89 %
2011 24.2 2.54 %
2010 23.6 3.06 %
2009 22.9 2.69 %
2008 22.3 3.24 %
2007 21.6 3.35 %
2006 20.9 3.47 %
2005 20.2 3.59 %
2004 19.5 3.72 %
2003 18.8