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Obese Population in New Zealand

Obese Population in New Zealand from 1989 to 2016 • % of Total Population
Date % of Total Population Variation
2016 31.60 2.93
2015 30.70 2.68
2014 29.90 -2.92
2013 30.80 7.69
2012 28.60 2.88
2009 27.80 4.91
2007 26.50 6
2003 25.00 32.98
1997 18.80 48.03
1989 12.70 N/A

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Overweight Prevalence in other Countries

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.