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Ireland

Ireland 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 12% 2002 8th out of 13
Male obesity rate 14% 2002 4th out of 10
Obesity rate (men) 12% 2002 9th out of 15
Obesity rate (women) 12% 2002 9th out of 15

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