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Nauru - Male obesity prevalence as a share if male population ages 18+

46.0
(%)
in 2014

Nauru male obesity prevalence was at level of 46 % in 2014, up from 45.7 % previous year.

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Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in metres). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight. Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings.

Date Value Change, %
2014 46.0 0.66 %
2013 45.7 0.88 %
2012 45.3 0.67 %
2011 45.0 0.45 %
2010 44.8 0.22 %
2009 44.7 0.22 %
2008 44.6 0.45 %
2007 44.4 -0.89 %
2006 44.8 -0.88 %
2005 45.2 -0.44 %
2004 45.4 -0.44 %
2003 45.6