Share of overweight female adults in Japan 2007-2017

This statistic depicts the results of a survey conducted in November 2017 about the share of the female population classified as overweight according to the Body Mass Index (BMI) in Japan from 2007 to 2017. In 2017, approximately 19.4 percent of female adults aged 20 years and over were overweight according to the BMI classification, a slight increase from around 19 percent in the previous year.

Share of female adults classified as overweight according to the BMI in Japan from 2007 to 2017*

Share of respondents
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Release date

December 2018



Survey time period

November 2017

Age group

20 years and older

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

*According to the source, people classified as overweight have a Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥ 25 kg/m².

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