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
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 ...
Chile Seeks to Fight Obesity With New Food Labeling Law
Voice of America - 6/28/2016 3:27:29 AM
Chile implemented a new food labeling law Monday in hopes of lowering the country's childhood obesity rate, which is one of the highest in the world. The Health Ministry ... to almost 62 percent of adults and 26 percent of young people.
Obesity linked to increased risk of multiple sclerosis
health.economictimes.indiatimes.com - 6/28/2016 12:50:00 AM
They found that a change in body mass index from overweight to obese (equivalent to an average size adult woman increasing in ... health implications because of the high prevalence of obesity in many countries" note the authors in their research article ...
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.
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 ...
Obesity recorded an 8.6-fold increase in India’s rural areas over 14 years
24indianews.com - 6/24/2016 5:05:17 AM
This rate of obesity is nearly three times higher than underweight prevalence ... with the US and China, to the world’s heaviness epidemic. The two of us have been working on under-nutrition in India and other countries for more than 30 years.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mississippi has highest obesity rate; Colorado has lowest
usatoday30.usatoday.com - 8/13/2012 1:43:12 AM
Mississippi has the highest obesity rate ... about 36% of U.S. adults are obese. Extra weight raises the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other problems. The new study does not offer an overall obesity rate for the country, but breaks down ...
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 ...
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 ...
Developing countries are catching up to developed nations — in obesity
Vox - 5/29/2014 1:07:53 PM
Obesity and overweight plagues wealthy developed nations more severely than poorer developing countries ... from higher rates of overweight and obesity. The paper features the maps below, comparing the global prevalence of obesity for adult men and ...