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Obese Population in Korea

Obese Population in Korea from 1998 to 2015 • % of Males
Date % of Males Variation
2015 6.10 27.08
2014 4.80 -5.88
2013 5.10 15.91
2012 4.40 10
2011 4.00 11.11
2010 3.60 =
2009 3.60 -10
2008 4.00 2.56
2007 3.90 8.33
2005 3.60 24.14

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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.