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Overweight Or Obese Population in Korea

Overweight Or Obese Population in Korea from 1998 to 2015 • % of Total Population
Date % of Total Population Variation
2015 33.40 8.44
2014 30.80 -2.22
2013 31.50 -0.94
2012 31.80 3.58
2011 30.70 1.66
2010 30.20 -0.98
2009 30.50 1.33
2008 30.10 -2.9
2007 31.00 1.64
2005 30.50 3.74

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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.