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
Obesity among Indian teens swells
Times of India - 7/3/2015 9:34:11 PM
NEW DELHI: Even as the prevalence of childhood obesity is approaching a plateau in western high-income countries, the trend is rapidly increasing in developing Asian countries like India and China, latest estimates by the World ... rate in 2010 was 4.9% ...
Britain’s obesity epidemic fuelled by sheer abundance of food
Daily Telegraph - 7/1/2015 5:37:20 AM
The study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation found that the obesity rate has increased as food has become ... The study found that in 56 out of 69 countries surveyed, average body weight had increased steadily alongside the ...
Obesity Statistics Take a Wrong Turn in This Latest Study
The Motley Fool - 7/5/2015 6:18:32 PM
However, obesity is far from being just a personal concern -- it's a global dilemma. Since 1980, per the World Health Organization, the number of obese or overweight people has jumped 28% among adults and ... It's obesity statistics like these that have ...
Anti-Obesity Prescription Market – Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020, by Persistence Market Research
Medgadget - 6/29/2015 8:13:01 PM
According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report published in 2014, around 3.4 million adults ... to increasing prevalence of obesity and lifestyle associated diseases. Asia followed by the Europe are expected to show high growth rates in the next ...
Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030
Science Daily - 5/8/2014 11:55:33 PM
Rates ... prevalence of overweight and obesity in childhood across Europe," as well as the poor data availability in many countries with which to make more certain estimates of the future. European Society of Cardiology. (2014, May 9). Adult obesity ...
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 ...
WHO expresses concern over obesity problem in the Philippines
interaksyon.com - 6/25/2015 8:36:15 AM
the prevalence of obesity around the world is substantially increasing: "The Philippines is not spared from this scenario, and the results of national nutrition surveys are showing slow but increasing childhood overweight and obesity rates." Based on 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 ...
PHO issues warning against obesity
news.pia.gov.ph - 7/7/2015 5:51:42 AM
particularly among adults in the country, have steadily been increasing. He also said the survey result revealed that overweight and obesity prevalence has a direct relationship with wealth index as rich families tend to have higher prevalence rate in both ...
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 ...
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.
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.
Global food restrictions needed to fight obesity, says study
Stuff - 7/1/2015 4:25:45 AM
A study, by researchers at the University of Auckland, and published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organisation ... was the biggest driver in soaring obesity rates. Nearly one in three New Zealand adults are obese and another third are overweight. "
Childhood obesity will hit 70 million
mediaforfreedom.com - 6/21/2015 11:57:15 PM
22 June 2015 – Childhood obesity does not arise from lifestyle choices made by the child, the World Health Organization ... including halting of the global obesity rates in school-aged children, adolescents and adults.
Seychelles health officials urge stronger action in the fight against obesity-related diseases
seychellesnewsagency.com - 6/28/2015 5:33:44 AM
Additional data released early this year from the World Health Organisation has shown that the Seychelles has the highest proportion of overweight and obese men and women in sub-Saharan Africa, with some around 74 percent of its adult female population and ...