Share of obese adult men 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 overweight and obese men in 2016. In urban households, the share of overweight men was higher at 26.3 percent, while in rural areas, it was about 14.3 percent. This was an increase from 2005-06, when the total share of obese adult men was about 9.3 percent.

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

Share of adult men
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

December 2016



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 men between 15 and 49 years old whose BMI was more than or equal to 25 kilograms per meter square.
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.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Single Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Obesity and overweightness in Italy"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.