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Prevalence Of Obesity Among Females Aged 18 or Over (%) in Costa Rica

Prevalence Of Obesity Among Females Aged 18 or Over (%) in Costa Rica from 1975 to 2016
Date Value Variation
2016 30.40 2.36
2015 29.70 2.41
2014 29.00 2.47
2013 28.30 2.54
2012 27.60 2.6
2011 26.90 2.67
2010 26.20 3.15
2009 25.40 2.83
2008 24.70 2.92
2007 24.00 3

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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.