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Overweight Or Obese Population in New Zealand

Overweight Or Obese Population in New Zealand from 1989 to 2016 • % of Total Population
Date % of Total Population Variation
2016 66.80 1.83
2015 65.60 0.77
2014 65.10 0.46
2013 64.80 0.78
2012 64.30 -0.62
2009 64.70 3.52
2007 62.50 3.31
2003 60.50 12.45
1997 53.80 19.82
1989 44.90 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.