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How does Kenya’s obesity rate compare globally?

Adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m2 or higher are considered to be obese. An estimated 7.1% of adults (18+) in Kenya were obese in 2016.

This put Kenya among the 30 countries with the lowest obesity rates among 191 countries for which data was available.


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