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Overweight Population (Self-Reported) in Korea

Overweight Population (Self-Reported) in Korea from 2008 to 2015 • % of Total Population
Date % of Total Population Variation
2015 23.30 4.02
2014 22.40 2.28
2013 21.90 =
2012 21.90 3.3
2011 21.20 2.91
2010 20.60 1.48
2009 20.30 3.57
2008 19.60 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.