|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
Clegg: The costs of obesity
Daily Iowan - 3/24/2015 4:57:16 AM
It is hard to believe that in a world ... adult diabetes rate” and 26th in “current adult hypertension rate.” These statistics, along with the “obesity epidemic” fueled by fast food and even faster choices that has been sweeping across the ...
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'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 ...
Diet, physical activity and socio-economic disparities of obesity in Lebanese adults: findings from a national study
7th Space - 3/21/2015 6:33:53 AM
The prevalence of obesity within countries varies ... among Lebanese adults was 26.1%. Gender differences in obesity estimates were observed across age groups and the three obesity classes, with men showing higher prevalence rates at the younger age ...
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 ...
The Most Obese Countries In The World
Yahoo Finance - 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 ...
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.
'Obesity rates climbing worldwide'
Times of India - 5/29/2014 5:04:06 PM
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 ...
The most obese countries in the world
zmescience.com - 1/27/2015 7:54:02 PM
Over the past 20 years, obesity rates have more than doubled, now including over a billion adults. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now released its global report card on obesity. See what countries ... Worldwide, the prevalence of obesity has ...
Dementia rates on the rise as population ages: Study
Asia One Your Health - 3/27/2015 12:07:23 AM
It points to the growing prevalence here of the progressive brain disorder, when compared to the findings of an older study done using a different method. In the World Health ... with dementia. Most countries have a prevalence rate of 5 per cent to 8 ...
A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight
Time - 5/29/2014 10:23:14 AM
Obesity rates have increased in countries all over the world, but it’s not an evenly ... as having a Body Mass Index of 30 or more) than adult women. In the developing world, the opposite is true. The prevalence of overweight and obese children and ...
Worldwide obesity rates reach all-time high
News-Medical - 5/29/2014 9:11:39 AM
Obesity rates have been steadily climbing over the last three decades and the number of adults and children ... regional and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in 188 countries across all 21 world regions between 1980 and 2013.
Obesity Rates Rising Worldwide, Half of U.S. Could Be Obese by 2030
PBS - 8/25/2011 6:37:10 PM
Obesity is sweeping into low and middle-income countries, reports the World Health Organization ... 1.46 billion overweight adults worldwide, and 502 million of them are considered obese. While nearly all countries are seeing rates rise, the severity ...
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.
The Lancet: Most comprehensive global study to date shows obesity rates climbing worldwide
Science Codex - 5/28/2014 10:53:03 AM
Worldwide, there has been a startling increase in rates of obesity and overweight in both adults ... Lancet. However, the rates vary widely throughout the world with more than half of the world's 671 million obese individuals living in just ten countries ...