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United States of America - Male obesity prevalence as a share if male population ages 18+

33.6
(%)
in 2014

Male obesity prevalence of United States of America increased from 20.1 % in 1995 to 33.6 % in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 2.74 %.

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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 33.6 2.13 %
2013 32.9 2.17 %
2012 32.2 2.22 %
2011 31.5 1.94 %
2010 30.9 1.98 %
2009 30.3 2.36 %
2008 29.6 2.42 %
2007 28.9 2.48 %
2006 28.2 2.55 %
2005 27.5 3.00 %
2004 26.7 2.69 %
2003 26.0