Prevalence of overweight and obese women in selected Asian countries 2013

This statistic displays the prevalence of women over 20 that are overweight or obese in selected Asian countries as of 2013. In South Korea, 27.2 percent of women are considered overweight or obese as of 2013. In many Asian countries, weight gain as well as higher rates of diabetes, hypertension, and weight-related disabilities have been observed in recent years. Using body mass index (BMI), a person with a BMI of 30 or more is considered obese. A BMI over 24 is considered overweight.

Overweight and obesity rates among female adults in selected Asian countries as of 2013

Percentage of women aged 20 years or older
Maldives54%
Malaysia48.6%
Thailand39.7%
Bhutan38.2%
Pakistan38.4%
Singapore32.5%
Taiwan30.9%
Indonesia30.6%
China27.4%
South Korea27.2%
India20.7%
Japan17.6%
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Source

Release date

July 2014

Region

Asia

Survey time period

2013

Age group

20 years and older

Special properties

Women

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