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Obese Population in the UK

Obese Population in the UK from 1980 to 2015 • % of Females
Date % of Females Variation
2015 26.80 =
2014 26.80 12.61
2013 23.80 -5.18
2012 25.10 -3.09
2011 25.90 -0.77
2010 26.10 9.21
2009 23.90 -4.02
2008 24.90 2.05
2007 24.40 0.83
2006 24.20 =

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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.