|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
The Most Obese Countries In The World
Yahoo News - 1/23/2015 4:16:53 PM
Obesity has been steadily increasing in countries all over the world — and as of 2014, more than half a billion adults worldwide ... gallery The prevalence of obesity is highest in the Americas, with 61% overweight in both sexes. Obesity rates are ...
Map Reveals Which Are The Most Obese Countries In The World
Huffington Post UK - 1/23/2015 12:34:58 PM
Around one in every four adults in the UK is obese, but how do we size up compared to the rest of the world? A new map indicates that the ... Italy and Sweden faired considerably better with a less than 10% rate of obesity. Pervious studies have shown ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 10:47:42 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.
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 ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
Countries Transformed This change in lifestyle is most evident in the South Pacific. On the list of “fattest ... 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 ...
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 ...
Worldwide obesity rates reach all-time high
News-Medical - 5/29/2014 9:11:39 AM
Obesity rates have been steadily climbing over the ... regional and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in 188 countries across all 21 world regions between 1980 and 2013. Overweight was defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25kg/m² or higher ...
'Obesity rates climbing worldwide'
Times of India - 5/29/2014 5:04:06 PM
Researchers have claimed that 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 ...
A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight
Time - 5/29/2014 10:23:14 AM
Obesity rates ... than adult women. In the developing world, the opposite is true. The prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescents worldwide has increased by nearly 50 percent since 1980, the study says, and no country on Earth has ...
More than two billion people worldwide are overweight or obese
THE CONVERSATION - 5/29/2014 5:01:07 AM
An new analysis of world population data shows the number of people across ... Among high-income countries, Australia and New Zealand have seen the greatest increases in obesity. It shows the highest increase in the prevalence of adult obesity has been ...
Obesity Rates Rising Worldwide, Half of U.S. Could Be Obese by 2030
PBS - 8/25/2011 6:37:10 PM
There are an estimated 502 million obese adults worldwide. Photo by Flickr user Malingering. The world is getting fatter, and packing on the pounds is not just for wealthy nations anymore. Obesity ... nearly all countries are seeing rates rise, the ...
Top 10 Most Obese Countries in the World [PHOTOS]
International Business Times - 10/27/2013 8:53:26 AM
The survey projects that women in these countries are more often obese than men, but male obesity rates ... of its adult population. One of the major reasons for obesity growth in Mexico is the consumption of soft drinks. According to the World Health ...
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
Hive Health Media - 9/26/2010 11:53:21 PM
Since the 1980s, obesity has spread at an alarming rate. Across OECD countries, one in 2 adults is currently overweight and 1 ... Our kids haven’t been spared – we have allowed 1 in 3 of the world’s kids to become overweight.
Obesity Epidemic Is Global, New Study Confirms
Medscape News - 5/29/2014 3:52:31 PM
Between 1980 and 2013, the combined prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide rose by 27.5% in adults and 47.1% in ... Although age-standardized obesity rates were lower in developing vs developed countries, 62% of the world's obese people live ...
Over 1 in 3 adults worldwide are now overweight or obese
PLOS BLOGS - 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
According to a brand new study, the global prevalence of obesity is on the rise – and this seems to be true of men and women, adults ... of the world’s population. Interestingly, more men than women were overweight and obese in developed countries ...