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
Global Obesity: A Growing Epidemic
The Huffington Post - 2/2/2016 9:35:06 AM
Rates of obesity worldwide have more than doubled since 1980. In 2014, 1.9 billion adults were overweight ... public health threat in countries around the world but with the right policies and strategies in place, the alarming statistics about the growing ...
Fixing high obesity rates in Mexico with a soda tax
The Christian Science Monitor - 2/8/2016 3:11:35 PM
Mexico has the highest rate of overweight or obese adults in the world, and an estimated ... sweetened beverages in the country. Mexico’s “soda tax” was passed in 2014 as part of a larger effort to lower the rate of obesity and the occurrence of ...
Two fold Increase in Childhood Obesity Rate in Africa, Touching 10 Million on Record
nhv.us - 1/31/2016 5:58:33 PM
Obesity is something turning out to be a major curse on society as majority of us is suffering with this problem. As per a new report by the World health organization (WHO), obesity is on alarming upward trend in developing countries and eradicating it is ...
Obesity statistics ring alarm bells in Malaysia
Al JAZEERA - 2/3/2016 2:27:24 PM
The health minister says Malaysia's culture is part of the obesity ... country, or more than five million people, can be classed obese. A further 30 percent are overweight. Like so much of the developed world waistlines have been expanding, but it is the ...
High diabetes, obesity prevalence and cancer incidence top FNC’s concerns
Gulf News - 2/2/2016 2:14:16 PM
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), at least 2.8 million people die every year from being overweight or obese. The worldwide prevalence of obesity has more than doubled between 1980 and 2014, with 13 per cent of the world’s adult population ...
Malnutrition is Widespread Enough to Threaten Economic Returns in Some ECA Countries
The World Bank - 2/10/2016 10:40:11 PM
... is on the rise in every country in the world, with female obesity highest. The data for CIS countries mirrors this trend. The CIS region has made significant progress over the last 20 years with stunting rates falling considerably in Kazakhstan ...
This is how the world looks measured by obesity rates
Market Watch - 11/4/2015 3:50:52 AM
The rate of obesity worldwide ... according to the World Health Organization, and the problem is no longer confined to wealthy, developed countries with a large intake of foods high in fat, sugar and carbohydrates. More than 1.9 billion adults were deemed ...
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
Hive Health Media - 9/26/2010 11:53:21 PM
Since the 1980s, obesity has spread at an alarming rate. Across OECD countries, one in 2 adults is currently overweight and 1 ... Our kids haven’t been spared – we have allowed 1 in 3 of the world’s kids to become overweight.
New Dietary Guidelines May Help Arkansans Lower State's Obesity Rate
University of Arkansas - 2/3/2016 6:27:48 AM
According to the most recent data (September 2015) from The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, Arkansas’ 35.9 percent adult obesity rate is the highest in the country ... U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas ...
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 ...
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 ...
U.S. obesity rate levels off, but still an epidemic
USA Today - 10/18/2013 10:01:22 AM
Obesity among U.S. adults is continuing to level off after several decades of skyrocketing growth, new government data show. In 2012, about 34.9% of the people in this country were obese ... according to the latest statistics from the National Center ...
Half of Malaysians now obese or overweight
foodnavigator-asia.com - 2/11/2016 8:34:19 AM
Malaysia has continued reinforced its position as Asia’s fattest country with a further increase in its obesity rate last year ... and continued to increase to 17.7% in 2015. The prevalence of adults who are overweight is 30%. If added together, almost ...
Childhood obesity panel: 40 million kids under 5 overweight
theinsidekorea.com - 1/30/2016 9:41:38 PM
The WHO estimates the global prevalence of overweight and obesity among children has increased by 47.1% since 1980, and by 27.5% among adults. The World Health Organisation ... and obese in low- and middle-income countries than in high-income countries".
Growing Burden of Lifestyle Diseases in Emerging Countries
Yahoo Finance - 2/10/2016 5:53:51 PM
with the growth in living standards in developing nations all over the world. The prevalence of NCD risk factors like smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity are anticipated to grow at a faster rate in developing countries compared to developed countries ...