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Overweight Population in Korea

Overweight Population in Korea from 1998 to 2015 • % of Males
Date % of Males Variation
2015 32.40 1.57
2014 31.90 1.59
2013 31.40 3.29
2012 30.40 2.36
2011 29.70 -4.81
2010 31.20 0.97
2009 30.90 =
2008 30.90 -1.9
2007 31.50 3.96
2005 30.30 7.07

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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.