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Overweight Population in New Zealand

Overweight Population in New Zealand from 1989 to 2016 • % of Males
Date % of Males Variation
2016 39.80 -1.97
2015 40.60 -0.98
2014 41.00 5.67
2013 38.80 -4.2
2012 40.50 -1.94
2009 41.30 -0.72
2007 41.60 -1.42
2003 42.20 4.71
1997 40.30 2.03
1989 39.50 N/A

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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.