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Overweight Or Obese Population in Korea

Overweight Or Obese Population in Korea from 1998 to 2015 • % of Males
Date % of Males Variation
2015 38.50 4.9
2014 36.70 0.55
2013 36.50 4.89
2012 34.80 3.26
2011 33.70 -3.16
2010 34.80 0.87
2009 34.50 -0.86
2008 34.80 -1.69
2007 35.40 4.12
2005 34.00 8.97

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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.