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, 2014See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate map
As Obesity Rises, Remote Pacific Islands Plan to Abandon Junk Food
New York Times - 2/19/2017 11:36:31 PM
In a sign of how urgent the crisis is, the World Bank said in a 2014 report that 52 percent of adult men in the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga were estimated to be obese — the highest rate of 188 countries ... in its obesity prevalence, so we’re not ...
Fight against adult obesity in Qatar delivers result
The Peninsula - 2/19/2017 9:31:51 AM
Intensive efforts by the health authorities to fight obesity in the country have started delivering results with the prevalence of the condition among adults remaining at an ... it differs from other parts of the world. “Obesity in Qatar is similar ...
Study finds child obesity partly inherited from parents
themalaymailonline.com - 2/21/2017 11:38:19 AM
Global obesity levels are rising rapidly, with around 650 million adults, or approximately 13 per cent of the world’s adult population, currently considered obese. This could rise to 20 per cent by 2025 if the current rate of progression is maintained ...
Anti-Obesity Prescription Market is Expected to Witness a Steady Growth by 2020
Medgadget - 2/7/2017 1:06:30 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 ...
Government Knows Best - Junk Food Ban Goes Global
zerohedge.com - 2/20/2017 9:23:30 AM
Obesity is a 'big' (pardon the pun) problem in the Pacific Islands. In fact, a recent World Bank study found that over half the adult population ... "No country in the world has been able to demonstrate reductions in its obesity prevalence, so we’re ...
Obesity Rapidly Becoming Number One Global Killer of Children and Adults
Med India - 2/8/2017 9:12:05 PM
Nearly two billion people around the world are overweight, and more than 40 million children under the age of five are obese, according to new WHO studies. Obesity rates in every country have at ... "We must show that for adults, living a healthy lifestyle ...
Countries with the Lowest and Highest Obesity Rates in the World
caloriebee.com - 3/26/2016 11:55:39 PM
Current international statistics on obesity by WHO show that the United States and many other countries have very high obesity rates. Not only are more adults becoming overweight but our children are also affected. The World Health Organization (WHO ...
Obesity - prevalence in OECD countries 2013
www.statista.com - 2/12/2017 2:30:39 AM
This statistic shows the prevalence of obesity among adults in OECD countries as of 2013. In Japan, less than four percent of adults were classified as obese. In comparison, the percentage for adults in the United States was about nine times higher.
Watch how fast the world became obese
metrocosm.com - 7/17/2016 11:57:39 PM
The color of each county represents its adult obesity rate in the year shown. Hover over a country to see what ... estimates that 2.3% of the world’s men and 5% of the world’s women are severely obese. In 1975, the prevalence of severe obesity was ...
Obesity rates tripled in developing countries – survey
RT - 1/3/2014 2:06:30 PM
The study carried out by the UK-based think-tank Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reveals the rate of obesity in developing countries is almost double ... The study calculates that over one-third of the world’s adult population – around 1.45 ...
Here’s where obesity rates are highest in the US
www.statnews.com - 9/1/2016 4:00:46 PM
CDCPrevalence of self-reported obesity of US adults. Only six states had obesity rates between 20 and 25 percent: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, and Utah. Obesity prevalence ... is taking a toll on the country’s health.”
10 Fattest Countries in the World
toptenz.net - 2/13/2017 2:53:55 PM
Between 1980 and 2014, the World Health Organization estimates global obesity doubled. In the US alone, more than two thirds of all adults are considered ... If American Samoa was a country, it would be number one on this list. The obesity rate of the ...
The Most Obese Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 1/23/2015 11:16:14 AM
Obesity has been steadily increasing in countries all over the world — and as of 2014, more than half a billion adults worldwide ... The prevalence of obesity is highest in the Americas, with 61% overweight in both sexes. Obesity rates are low in the ...
Ireland's obesity rate among world's worst
The Irish Times - 4/1/2016 12:54:09 AM
One-quarter of the world’s severely obese adults live in the same six countries. By 2025 ... we have changed from a world in which underweight prevalence was more than double that of obesity, to one in which more people are obese than underweight ...
Intragastric Balloons Market size and forecast 2015-2025
reports.pr-inside.com - 2/21/2017 5:54:43 AM
As per WHO, 39% of adult population ... increase in the prevalence of obesity, awareness among the obese patients, and increase in the number of surgeons trained in advance surgical techniques, this market is growing at higher growth rate.