|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
Obesity costing world economy $2 trillion a year
Times of India - 11/20/2014 7:38:39 AM
If the prevalence of obesity continues on its current trajectory, almost half of the world's adult population will be overweight ... year on obesity prevention programmes — about 1% of the country's social cost of obesity, the study found.
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 ...
Tanzania: Obesity Increases At an Alarming Rate Worldwide
AllAfrica - 11/17/2014 3:45:59 AM
OBESITY problem is crippling at an alarming rate ... prevalence of obesity was 19.2 per cent, according to a survey carried out among 1,249 adult male and female subjects. Edmark International Crown Manager, Mr Fred Joel, said that many people in the ...
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
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 ...
Global cost of obesity at US$2 trillion
The National - 11/20/2014 8:24:35 PM
the rate of obesity rises to the same level as that found in more developed countries. The report, released on Thursday, predicts that nearly half of the world’s adult population will be overweight or obese by 2030 if present trends continue. The authors ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 10:47:42 PM
And half the world's 671 million obese people live in just 10 countries ... The maps below show the prevalence of obesity for adult men and women around the world. The darker the blue, the lower the rate. Yellow indicates a rate of 20 to 30 percent ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 Rate Continues to Grow
Health Central - 8/1/2014 7:08:38 PM
Sorry, Mr. Disney, but it turns at that the world ... overweight or obese. The data was collected from 188 countries across the globe. It was discovered that in the last thirty-three years the worldwide overweight and obesity rates fror adults has ...
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 ...
Nearly one-third of the world's population is obese or overweight, new data show
Medical Xpress - 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
Today, 2.1 billion people—nearly 30% of the world's population ... course of the study, rates of overweight and obesity among adults have increased for both men (from 29% to 37%) and women (from 30% to 38%). In developed countries, men had higher ...
Top 10 Most Obese Countries in the World [PHOTOS]
International Business Times - 10/27/2013 9:14:54 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 ...
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 ...