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Overweight Or Obese Population in New Zealand

Overweight Or Obese Population in New Zealand from 1989 to 2016 • % of Females
Date % of Females Variation
2016 63.40 3.09
2015 61.50 2.84
2014 59.80 -2.61
2013 61.40 2.33
2012 60.00 -0.99
2009 60.60 5.03
2007 57.70 5.87
2003 54.50 7.92
1997 50.50 29.82
1989 38.90 N/A

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Main Obesity Indicators

  • Overweight Prevalence

    Proportion or number of people in a specified population who are overweight/obese. Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his heigt in meters (kg/sqm). Overweight is a BMI greater than or equal to 25; obesity is a BMI greater than or equal to 30. Based on: World Health Organization.