|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
Countries with most fast food restaurants have highest obesity rates
HULIQ - 5/11/2013 11:55:22 PM
This study isn't going to reflect well on Subway restaurants, the largest fast food chain in the world. (That is correct, Subway passed hamburger giant McDonald's as the fast food chain with the most stores on planet Earth last year.) According to a ...
Super-sized citizens: The relationship between a country's fast-food outlets and its obesity rates
Medical Xpress - 5/10/2013 10:27:40 AM
have a higher prevalence of obesity than countries with a low density (like Norway and Japan). The recent explosion in the number of fast-food outlets is down to more than just their 'special sauce'. The authors suggest that the rapid global market ...
Childhood ADHD and Adult Obesity Be Linked: A Study
natureworldnews.com - 5/21/2013 8:37:24 PM
Boys diagnosed with ADHD may be as much as twice as likely to be obese as adults, report scientists from the Child Study Center at NYU Longone Medical Center. “Few studies have focused on long-term outcomes for patients diagnosed with ADHD in ...
Global Asthma Prevalence in Adults
Medscape News - 8/27/2012 10:02:00 AM
2 All asthma prevalence ... provided these countries To T, Wang C, Guan J, McLimont S, Gershon AS: What is the lifetime risk of physician-diagnosed asthma in Ontario, Canada? Am J RespirCrit Care Med 2010, 181:337–343. Braman SS: The global burden ...
15.8% of men, 32.1% of women suffer from obesity in Azerbaijan
en.apa.az - 5/16/2013 9:08:58 AM
Azerbaijan has managed to reduce case-detection rate ... World Health Organization. According to the statistics, incidence rate for tuberculosis was 682 in 2000, 113 in 2013 in Azerbaijan. Prevalence of tuberculosis (per 100 000 population) was 117 in the ...
Obesity: a national concern
Canoe - 5/23/2013 8:03:24 AM
It has become common knowledge that rates of overweight and obesity are increasing at an epidemic rate, not only in North America but around the world ... number of obese adults in Canada has almost tripled in the last 25 years. The prevalence of childhood ...
Obesity and Mental Health
Psych Centra - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
The world population is becoming rounder, and each year the situation is worsening. The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that we are in the grip of a global epidemic, and it is estimated by the year 2020 obesity will be the single biggest killer on ...
Spotlight on ‘troubling’ local obesity rates
Daily Mining Gazette - 5/23/2013 2:29:57 PM
Some recent research is showing a connection with obesity and some forms of cancer, also, St. Germain said ... St. Germain said he's particularly troubled by the rates of childhood obesity and overweight in the health department coverage area.
Children Living with Married Parents Less Likely to Develop Obesity: Study
natureworldnews.com - 5/23/2013 10:40:53 AM
The study was conducted by researchers from Rice University and the University of Houston, who found that the rate of obesity was higher for children living with an adult relative ... public health issue in our country, with nearly one-third ...
Fat NZ: Crisis ahead
New Zealand Herald - 5/23/2013 5:14:35 PM
New Zealand adults are on average the second heaviest among 50 countries, a health list reveals - prompting warnings of a looming medical crisis for some Kiwis. The average Kiwi was estimated to weigh 81.3kg last year, lighter only than the average ...
One Size May Not Fit All in Obesity Definition
Wall Street Journal - 4/13/2013 2:09:59 AM
My print column examines obesity rates in southwestern Pacific islands, which some public-health researchers say reflect both a high risk for diseases associated with carrying extra weight, and the difficulty of applying a single definition of obesity ...
Obesity rates forecast to soar in America
The Independent - 5/18/2013 12:41:21 PM
That includes those who are obese, a group that accounts for about 36 per cent. Obesity rates have been holding steady in recent years. The highest rates are in the South and Midwest. Trust for America's Health said the projections were based on government ...
Countries With More Sugar in Food Supply Have More Diabetes
Medicine Net - 5/22/2013 11:56:38 PM
The study found that even when researchers factored obesity out, an association still remained between the amount of sugar in the food supply and a country's rate of diabetes ... PLoS One. The prevalence of diabetes in the world has more than doubled ...
Expert shares strategy to tackle obesity
Peninsula - 5/23/2013 1:01:04 AM
She led a session entitled ‘Better Health at Any Weight — the Obesity ... country also has one of the highest per capita rates of type 2 diabetes in the world with the International Diabetes Federation ranking it fifth globally in terms of diabetes ...
More sugar leads to more diabetes, global study finds
MinnPost - 3/1/2013 12:12:10 PM
A new study presents strong evidence that sugar consumption — independent of obesity — is a major factor behind the recent global pandemic of ... of data on sugar availability and adult diabetes rates from 175 countries. (Availability data rather ...