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Overweight Population in Korea

Overweight Population in Korea from 1998 to 2015 • % of Females
Date % of Females Variation
2015 23.80 13.33
2014 21.00 -4.98
2013 22.10 -7.92
2012 24.00 4.35
2011 23.00 9.52
2010 21.00 -6.25
2009 22.40 2.75
2008 21.80 -3.96
2007 22.70 -4.62
2005 23.80 -3.64

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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.