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Overweight Population in Korea

Overweight Population in Korea from 1998 to 2015 • % of Total Population
Date % of Total Population Variation
2015 28.10 6.44
2014 26.40 -1.49
2013 26.80 -1.47
2012 27.20 3.03
2011 26.40 1.15
2010 26.10 -1.88
2009 26.60 0.76
2008 26.40 -2.58
2007 27.10 =
2005 27.10 3.44

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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.