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Obese Population in the UK

Obese Population in the UK from 1980 to 2015 • % of Total Population
Date % of Total Population Variation
2015 26.90 5.08
2014 25.60 2.81
2013 24.90 0.81
2012 24.70 -0.4
2011 24.80 -4.98
2010 26.10 13.48
2009 23.00 -6.12
2008 24.50 2.08
2007 24.00 0.42
2006 23.90 3.02

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Overweight Prevalence in other Countries

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.