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Prevalence of Obesity and Current Smoking Rate

  • In 2015, the prevalence of obesity―the proportion of obese individuals in the total adult population aged 19 and above―rose to 33.2%, which represents a year-on-year growth of 2.3%p.
    • Compared to the 2001 levels, the male obesity rate went up by 7.9%p to 39.7%, while the female obesity rate went down by 1.4%p to 26%.
  • The smoking rate―the proportion of smokers in the total adult population aged 19 and above―fell by 1.6%p from 24.2% in 2014 to 22.6% in 2015.
Trends in Prevalence of Obesity (2001-2015)
Trends in Prevalence of Obesity(2001-2015)
Trends in Prevalence of Obesity(2001-2015)
category 2001 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Male 31.8 34.7 36.2 35.3 35.8 36.4 351. 36.3 37.6 37.7 39.7
Female 27.4 27.3 26.3 25.2 26.0 24.8 27.1 28.0 25.1 23.3 26.0
Total prevalence of obesity 29.2 31.3 31.7 30.7 31.3 30.9 31.4 32.4 31.8 30.9 33.2
Trends in Adult Smoking Rate(2001-2015)
Trends in Adult Smoking Rate(2001-2015)
Trends in Adult Smoking Rate(2001-2015)
category 2001 2005 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
man 60.9 51.6 45.0 47.7 46.9 48.3 47.3 43.7 42.1 43.1 39.3
woman 5.2 5.7 5.3 7.4 7.1 6.3 6.8 7.9 6.2 5.7 5.5
Total Current Smoking Rate 30.2 28.8 25.3 27.7 27.2 27.5 27.0 25.8 24.1 24.2 22.6
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