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
A new report rated countries on ‘sustainable development.’ The U.S. did horribly
Washington Post - 7/21/2016 10:16:52 AM
That’s the gist of a new report from Bertelsmann Stiftung, a large German foundation, and Sachs’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which has actually ranked the countries of the world based ... too much adult obesity, too little renewable ...
Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030
Science Daily - 5/8/2014 11:55:33 PM
The highest obesity prevalence in females was projected in Ireland (47 percent), and the lowest in Romania (10 percent). Rates of obesity ... (2014, May 9). Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030. ScienceDaily.
Men at higher risk of dying prematurely from obesity another study
worldtechtoday.com - 7/15/2016 2:48:50 PM
According to The World Health Organization (WHO), 1.3 billion adults across the globe are overweight and 600 million others are classified as obese. Adult obesity is more prevalent ... may not have grimmer survival rates have led to a misunderstanding ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Obesity rates tripled in developing countries – survey
RT - 1/3/2014 12:04:48 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 ...
World Obesity Rate on the Rise: 2.1B People Now Overweight or Obese
News Max - 5/30/2014 1:21:00 PM
World obesity has increased ... of overweight boys in developed countries increasing from 8.1 percent to 12.9 percent, and the rate of girls going from 8.4 percent to 13.4 percent. "In adults, estimated prevalence of obesity exceeded 50 percent in men ...
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 ...
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.
Armenia posts obesity rate of 20%: report
PanARMENIAN Network - 6/17/2016 5:02:15 PM
PanARMENIAN.Net - Adult ... the World Health Organization says, with the 9% of people suffering from the disorder globally. Based on the exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rate (under 6 months), the country comes in the 72nd at 34.6%, the current EBF prevalence ...
World Obesity Study Shows Alarming Trend: U.S. In Top Ten Obese Countries
The Inquisitr - 4/3/2016 8:22:45 AM
A recent study reported by The Lancet shows that world obesity ... mortality rates shadow the underweight population. According to the study, current interventions and policies haven’t been able to stop the rise of obesity in most countries, but measures ...
Obesity epidemic: Nearly one-third of the world is overweight or obese
Food Navigator - 5/29/2014 11:59:17 PM
The first-of-its-kind analysis, published in The Lancet, shows that 2.1 billion people around the world are now classified as being overweight or obese - and that no country ... of the study, rates of overweight and obesity among adults have increased ...
Obesity rate growing faster in Asean than in weighty Western countries
foodnavigator-asia.com - 2/4/2016 5:57:58 AM
The number of obese adults in the ... economic impact of obesity in Asean. “The current prevalence of obesity in many Asean countries is low by global standards—although with some exceptions for childhood obesity—but the rate is rising fast and ...
How obese is the UK? and how does it compare to other countries?
The Guardian - 5/29/2014 1:43:40 PM
Researchers also highlighted a substantial increase in the prevalence ... developed countries - 24% of boys and 23% of girls worldwide were overweight or obese in 2013. The table at the end of this article shows adult overweight and obesity rates by ...