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Overweight Or Obese Population in New Zealand

Overweight Or Obese Population in New Zealand from 1989 to 2016 • % of Males
Date % of Males Variation
2016 70.30 0.29
2015 70.10 -0.99
2014 70.80 3.36
2013 68.50 -0.58
2012 68.90 -0.29
2009 69.10 2.22
2007 67.60 1.5
2003 66.60 16.43
1997 57.20 11.5
1989 51.30 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.