|Rank||Country||Obesity - adult prevalence rate (%)|
|7||United Arab Emirates||33.7|
|20||Bosnia and Herzegovina||21.7|
Definition: This entry gives the percent of a country's population considered to be obese. Obesity is defined as an adult having a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater to or equal to 30.0. BMI is calculated by taking a person's weight in kg and dividing it by the person's squared height in meters.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate map
Tonga is rated the fattest country in the world
tongadailynews.to - 9/30/2014 4:31:34 PM
Washington-June 1: 8.55am (Washington Post): Tonga is the world’s ... is needed to help countries to more effectively intervene.” The study ‘Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013 ...
Anti-Obesity Prescription Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020
mynewsdesk.com - 10/1/2014 12:48:29 PM
According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report published in 2014, around 3.4 million adults ... to increasing prevalence of obesity and lifestyle associated diseases. Asia followed by the Europe are expected to show high growth rates in the next ...
Study predicts adult obesity prevalence in almost all European countries by 2030
Eurek Alert - 5/9/2014 2:21:42 PM
Rates of obesity and overweight in both male and females are projected to increase in almost all countries ... of any plateau in adult obesity rates throughout Europe. In England, for example, although the increase in obesity prevalence trend is less ...
Four Ways Other Countries Are Successfully Tackling Obesity. Take Note, America
The Huffington Post - 9/30/2014 12:28:11 PM
China and India are number one and two in the world in sheer number of type 2 diabetics. In the Middle East and North Africa, rates ... country on the planet. North Korea and Cuba are the only nations on Earth without Coca Cola. Given this tsunami of ...
The Obesity Epidemic: Recognizing New Realities
Wesleyan Argus - 9/29/2014 4:04:08 PM
Ever wondered why it’s called the obesity “epidemic”? As of 2008, more than one in ten people in the world were obese, according to a 2013 report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The rate ... of adult obesity in developed ...
Global Bariatric (Obesity) Surgical Devices Industry
software20.it - 9/16/2014 10:31:46 PM
Obesity Rates Among Adults (%) in OECD Countries aged 15 and Above by Gender (2012) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14 Table 12: Worldwide Overweight Prevalence (1980 & 2013): % of Men & Women with BMI>25 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart ...
Obesity rates climbing worldwide, most comprehensive global study to date shows
Science Daily - 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
Worldwide, there has been a startling increase in rates of obesity and overweight ... In high-income countries, some of the highest increases in adult obesity prevalence have been in the USA (where roughly a third of the adult population are obese ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 9:50:26 PM
But countries like China and India have massive populations, and their rates of obesity remain low relative to, say, America's. The maps below show the prevalence of obesity for adult men and women around the world. The darker the blue, the lower the rate.
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
There are currently 1.6 billion overweight adults in the world. In just 10 years, the WHO projects that number will grow by 40%. As far as comparing the obesity rates of countries, “it’s hard to make automatic comparisons,” says Rigby. “It s more ...
Revealed: Top 10 Countries With The Highest Number Of Obese People
gulfbusiness.com - 6/15/2014 11:53:26 PM
with countries such as Kuwait and Qatar recording among the world’s highest adult female obesity rates. Estimated prevalence of obesity among women in 2013 stood at 58.6 per cent in Kuwait (third highest in the world), and at 54.7 per cent in Qatar ...
Obesity rates climbing worldwide: The Lancet
TruthDive - 5/29/2014 4:39:38 AM
However, the rates vary widely throughout the world with more than half of the ... and the USA. In high-income countries, some of the highest increases in adult obesity prevalence have been in the USA (where roughly a third of the adult population are ...
World Obesity Rate on the Rise: 2.1B People Now Overweight or Obese
News Max - 5/30/2014 1:18:01 AM
World obesity has increased and will continue to rise, with people from both rich and poor countries becoming ... and the rate of girls going from 8.4 percent to 13.4 percent. "In adults, estimated prevalence of obesity exceeded 50 percent in men in ...
Worldwide obesity rates see 'startling' increase over past 3 decades
Medical News Today - 5/29/2014 8:28:42 AM
The researchers found that over the past 33 years, worldwide overweight and obesity rates among adults have ... found that 62% of the world's obese individuals live in developed countries. The US had the highest increases in prevalence of adult obesity ...
World Obesity Rates Continue to Expand
DailyRx - 5/28/2014 11:46:09 PM
(dailyRx News) It’s a wide world, and it’s only getting wider. Global rates of overweight and obesity have climbed steadily over the past 30 years, and not one country ... the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults across a 33 ...