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
The South has greatest prevalence of disabled adults, new government data show
Washington Post - 7/30/2015 5:48:53 PM
Southern states have a higher prevalence of adults with disabilities compared to the rest of the country, according to a report released ... prevalence are similar to those facing similar rates of diabetes and hypertension. Georgina Peacock, director ...
Obesity: Our Big Fat Problem – Part Ii
Tribune242 - 7/21/2015 8:37:02 PM
Of the 193 countries listed, we ranked eighth in the world, essentially putting us in the top 10 fattest nations. I understand that our obesity problem is very intimately intertwined with our culture, but with this sort of prevalence rate you can’t help ...
Mexico City fights obesity by giving out metro rides for squats
FORTUNE - 7/23/2015 10:07:43 PM
In an effort to combat what are some of the highest obesity rates in the world, Mexico City is offering metro ... Mexican officials have long been fighting the country’s 32% adult obesity rate. Back in 2006, for instance, the government restricted ...
The Most Obese Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 1/23/2015 11:16:14 AM
Obesity has been steadily increasing in countries ... prevalence of obesity is highest in the Americas, with 61% overweight in both sexes. Obesity rates are low in the Southeast Asia Region, with only 22% overweight, making it the least obese region in the ...
Mississippi has highest obesity rate; Colorado has lowest
usatoday30.usatoday.com - 8/13/2012 1:43:12 AM
The statistics are from ... that 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 rates by state.
Study show that putting tax on sugary drinks could help reduce prevalence of obesity in the UK
News-Medical - 7/20/2015 12:57:07 AM
The cost implications of obesity are not just confined to health care expenditure - there are ramifications for the wider economy too. In 2011, for which the most up to date statistics ... would not be the first country in the world to do so - other ...
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 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 ...
The burden of obesity is too heavy for world
China - 7/29/2015 1:15:04 AM
Moreover, in recent decades, the scourge has been spreading rapidly in many developing countries, especially the more ... some 40 percent in the past decade alone. At this rate, half of the world's adult population will be overweight in about 15 years.
How obese is the UK? and how does it compare to other countries?
theguardian.com - 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 ...
Global Diabetes Rates Are Rising as Obesity Spreads
New York Times - 6/8/2015 4:10:05 AM
as obesity and the health problems it spawns have taken hold across the developing world. The prevalence of diabetes has been rising in rich countries for several decades, largely driven by increases in the rate of obesity. More recently, poorer countries ...
Obesity Epidemic Is Global, New Study Confirms
Medscape News - 5/29/2014 3:52:31 PM
Between 1980 and 2013, the combined prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide rose by 27.5% in adults and 47.1% in ... Although age-standardized obesity rates were lower in developing vs developed countries, 62% of the world's obese people live ...
Diabetes a growing health condition for children in country
The News International - 7/28/2015 2:35:00 AM
KARACHI: With 6.8 per cent prevalence among adults, the rate of diabetes is the 7th highest in the world. During a training program organised ... workshop attended by some 50 doctors from across the country said there was dearth of awareness and focus ...
World population projected to hit 11.2 billion by 2100
Inland Newstoday - 7/29/2015 9:10:30 PM
Fueled by population growth in some of the poorest African countries ... relied on expert opinion from around the world to project trends. The new forecast combines all available data, from government statistics to expert forecasts on mortality rates ...
Nearly ALL adults in this country will be overweight
CNBC - 5/6/2015 10:18:30 AM
Many developed countries ... 2010's rates. The world's population has gotten heavier over the last 35 years, with over 1.9 billion adults being overweight in 2014 – a third of which were obese, according to the World Health Organization. While obesity ...