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Share of obese adult women in rural and urban India 2016

This statistic presents the results of a survey among households across rural and urban India about the share of obese adult women in 2016. In urban households, the share of overweight women was higher at 31.3 percent, while in rural areas, it was about 15 percent. This was an increase from 2005-06, when the total share of obese adult women was about 12.6 percent.

Share of obese adult women across rural and urban India in 2016*

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Release date

December 2016

Region

India

Survey time period

January 2015 to December 2016

Number of respondents

601,509 respondents

Special properties

Among rural and urban households across 28 states

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

*According to the source, these are women between 15 and 49 years old whose BMI was more than or equal to 25 kilograms per meter square.
Figures do not include pregnant women and women who gave birth two months preceding the survey.
Body mass index is body mass divided by the square of the body height, and is universally expressed in units of kilograms per meter square. Commonly accepted BMI ranges are underweight: under 18.5 kg/m2, normal weight: 18.5 to 25, overweight: 25 to 30, obese: over 30.

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