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Risk: Obesity

The prevalence rate of obesity in Trinidad and Tobago has been increasing rapidly

As in the rest of the Caribbean, the prevalence rate of obesity in Trinidad and Tobago has been increasing rapidly. Just over fifty-five per cent (55.7%) of the population ages 15-64 years were overweight or obese. Among females, 34% were overweight and 32% obese. Among men, 40% were overweight and 19% are clinically obese. There was a marked increase in obesity over the age of 24 years