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Colombia

Colombia Obesity Stats

Definitions

  • Female obesity rate: Percentage of females older than 14 who are obese, meaning their Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 30.
  • Male obesity rate: Percentage of males older than 14 who are obese, meaning their Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 30.
  • Obesity rate (men): Percentage of males aged over 15 years who are obese. The World Health Organization defines obesity as a body mass index over 30. The average BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
  • Obesity rate (women): Percentage of females aged over 15 years who are obese. The World Health Organization defines obesity as a body mass index over 30. The average BMI is 18.5 to 24.9.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Female obesity rate 17% 2005 1st out of 2
Male obesity rate 9% 2005 1st out of 1
Obesity rate (men) 16.6% 2005 9th out of 20
Obesity rate (women) 16.6% 2005 9th out of 20

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