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Obesity rate by body mass index (BMI). By sex

Obesity rate by body mass index (BMI)≥30. By sex 2019
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Men 18.1 .. ..
Women 16.1 .. ..
Total 17.1 .. ..
Units: Percentage.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Health. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.
Obesity rate by body mass index (BMI)≥25. By sex 2019
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
Men 61.9 .. ..
Women 45.4 .. ..
Total 53.5 .. ..
Units: Percentage.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Health. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: September 23, 2020.

Methodological note

The indicator measures the share of obese people based on their body mass index (BMI). BMI is defined as the weight in kilos divided by the square of the height in meters.People aged 18 years or over are considered obese with a BMI equal or greater than 30 and both overweight if they have a BMI equal to or greater than 25.