Malaysia - Prevalence of Overweight

Since 2014, Malaysia Prevalence of Overweight rose 1.9points year on year. In 2019, the country was number 121 among other countries in Prevalence of Overweight with 44.7 Percent of Adult Population. Malaysia is overtaken by Botswana, which was ranked number 120 at 44.8 Percent of Adult Population and is followed by Brunei at 43.1 Percent of Adult Population. Nauru topped the ranking with 89 Percent of Adult Population in 2019, an increase of 0.2points compared to 2018. Palau, Marshall Islands and Tuvalu respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Laos witnessed the best average annual growth at +2.7points per year, while Nauru was the worst growing country at +0.2points per year.

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Date Percent of Adult Population
2019 44.70
2018 44.00
2017 43.20
2016 42.50
2015 41.60
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How does Malaysia rank in Prevalence of Overweight?

# 188 Countries Percent of Adult Population Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
Nauru
89.00 % 2019 +0.2 % +0.2 % View data
2 #2
Palau
86.20 % 2019 +0.5 % +0.4 % View data
120 #120
Botswana
44.80 % 2019 +1.1 % +1.1 % View data
121 #121
Malaysia
44.70 % 2019 +1.6 % +1.9 % View data
122 #122
Brunei
43.10 % 2019 +1.6 % +1.8 % View data
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