|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
Obesity poses big threat to world
China Daily Europe - 4/14/2015 12:21:49 AM
If the current trend continues, almost half of the world's adult population ... In India and China, the prevalence of obesity in cities is 3-4 times the rate in rural areas. Indeed, the evidence suggests that developing countries are especially vulnerable ...
A Bigger Public-Health Problem Than Hunger: The Global Obesity Threat
FlaglerLive - 4/11/2015 8:56:36 PM
If the current trend continues, almost half of the world’s adult population ... In India and China, the prevalence of obesity in cities is 3-4 times the rate in rural areas. Indeed, the evidence suggests that developing countries are especially ...
America is just gross: Our super-sized appetites — and the lobbyists who help make us obese
Salon - 4/18/2015 11:58:35 AM
CO2 emissions per capita in the United States are twice as high as in the European Union, and America’s 34 percent adult obesity rate is twice the industrial world average ... a 21 percent average for all rich countries. Other rich countries have ...
The Economic Cost Of An Obese Society
Investopedia - 4/17/2015 3:56:00 PM
Slowly becoming a global health epidemic, the prevalence of obesity ... nearly 30% of the world population, are obese or overweight. The global health problem is no longer confined to advanced countries. In fact, more than 60% of the obese population ...
The State Of The Cancer Nation
NPR News - 4/18/2015 12:31:24 AM
Overall, adult ... the country in smoking rates: Obesity, poor nutrition and physical inactivity are also major risk factors for cancer, second only to smoking. In 2013, more than two-thirds of Americans were overweight or obese. The prevalence of weight ...
Worldwide obesity rates see 'startling' increase over past 3 decades
Medical News Today - 5/29/2014 8:28:42 AM
The researchers found that over the past 33 years, worldwide overweight and obesity rates among adults have ... found that 62% of the world's obese individuals live in developed countries. The US had the highest increases in prevalence of adult obesity ...
The Most Obese Countries In The World
Yahoo Finance - 1/23/2015 4:16:53 PM
Obesity has been steadily increasing in countries all over the world — and as of 2014, more than half a billion adults worldwide ... gallery The prevalence of obesity is highest in the Americas, with 61% overweight in both sexes. Obesity rates are ...
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 ...
'Obesity rates climbing worldwide'
Times of India - 5/29/2014 5:04:06 PM
Researchers have claimed that 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 ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 9:50:26 PM
But countries like China and India have massive populations, and their rates of obesity remain low relative to, say, America's. The maps below show the prevalence of obesity for adult men and women around the world. The darker the blue, the lower the rate.
Britain comes just 27th in the world's health league: Obesity levels blamed for pushing UK down table despite being world's fifth richest country
Daily Mail - 4/10/2015 12:55:12 AM
Britain has been ranked only the 27th best country in the world for health and wellness in an international league table looking at a range of living standards. Obesity levels were ... a low murder rate, adult literacy, and freedom of speech and movement.
A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight
Time - 5/29/2014 10:23:14 AM
Obesity rates have increased in countries all over the world, but it’s not an evenly ... as having a Body Mass Index of 30 or more) than adult women. In the developing world, the opposite is true. The prevalence of overweight and obese children and ...
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.
The most obese countries in the world
zmescience.com - 1/27/2015 7:54:02 PM
Over the past 20 years, obesity rates have more than doubled, now including over a billion adults. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now released its global report card on obesity. See what countries ... Worldwide, the prevalence of obesity has ...
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 ...