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Obese Population in New Zealand

Obese Population in New Zealand from 1989 to 2016 • % of Females
Date % of Females Variation
2016 32.60 1.88
2015 32.00 6.31
2014 30.10 -5.35
2013 31.80 10.03
2012 28.90 3.96
2009 27.80 2.96
2007 27.00 5.47
2003 25.60 24.27
1997 20.60 52.59
1989 13.50 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.