|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
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Diabetes Rates Are Rising in America Because of Obesity
Wall St. Cheat Sheet - 9/18/2014 8:56:21 PM
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Link Between Poverty and Obesity is More Evident in Women
Science World Report - 9/18/2014 2:26:49 AM
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Obesity rate dropping statewide
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U.S. obesity rate levels off, but still an epidemic
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Medical News Today - 5/29/2014 8:28:42 AM
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