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How does Kenya’s obesity rate compare globally?

Kenya's obesity rate is relatively low compared to global averages and even within its own region. According to the most recent data, 13.4% of adult women and 3.6% of adult men in Kenya are living with obesity. This is lower than the regional averages for Africa, which are 20.8% for women and 9.2% for men. Kenya has made some progress in meeting diet-related non-communicable disease (NCD) targets, although challenges remain, particularly in managing diabetes and hypertension in adults​.

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