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Prevalence of obesity among adults in selected countries as of 2017, or latest year available, by gender*

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Obesity - prevalence in selected countries by gender 2017 This statistic shows the prevalence of obesity among adults in selected countries in 2017, or the latest year available, sorted by gender. In Brazil, 18 percent of adult men were classed as obese in 2015. In the meantime, obesity prevalence among U.S. males stood at some 30.2 percent in 2016.
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This statistic shows the prevalence of obesity among adults in selected countries in 2017, or the latest year available, sorted by gender. In Brazil, 18 percent of adult men were classed as obese in 2015. In the meantime, obesity prevalence among U.S. males stood at some 30.2 percent in 2016.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
* Self-reported obesity. According to WHO classification, adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 30 are overweight, a BMI of over 30 is classed as obese. BMI is calculated as follows:
Weight (kg)/height (m)²
** Difference in methodology.
Release date represents date figures were accessed.
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