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Obese Population (Self-Reported) in South Africa

Obese Population (Self-Reported) in South Africa from 1998 to 2014 • % of Total Population
Date % of Total Population Variation
2014 26.50 -19.7
2008 33.00 82.32
2003 18.10 -8.12
1998 19.70 N/A

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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.