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Overweight Or Obese Population in Japan

Overweight Or Obese Population in Japan from 1978 to 2015 • % of Males
Date % of Males Variation
2015 29.50 2.79
2014 28.70 0.35
2013 28.60 -1.72
2012 29.10 -3.96
2011 30.30 -0.33
2010 30.40 -0.33
2009 30.50 6.64
2008 28.60 -5.92
2007 30.40 2.36
2006 29.70 3.85

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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.