|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
What America Can Teach the World About Defeating Obesity
Businessweek - 3/10/2014 10:46:32 AM
Recent analysis by the Centers for Disease Control suggests America’s obesity epidemic may have peaked. From 2003 to 2012, overall obesity rates remained stable. Even better was a significant reduction in obesity for children between the ages ...
Obesity rates triple since '85
Castanet - 3/4/2014 4:30:05 PM
Obesity rates in Canada have tripled since 1985, with a disproportionate increase in the number of very obese Canadians, according to new research from Memorial University in Newfoundland. Based on this “worrying” trend, it’s expected that about 21 ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
“The Western diet overwhelms, and many people are not genetically engineered to cope with this,” says Rigby. Countries Transformed This change in lifestyle is most evident in the South Pacific. On the list of “fattest ...
Obesity Rates Rising Worldwide, Half of U.S. Could Be Obese by 2030
pbs.org - 8/25/2011 10:40:33 PM
There are an estimated 502 million obese adults worldwide. Photo by Flickr user Malingering. The world is getting fatter ... While nearly all countries are seeing rates rise, the severity of the problem varies greatly from country to country, said the ...
Top 10 Most Obese Countries in the World [PHOTOS]
ibtimes.co.in - 10/27/2013 9:14:54 AM
The survey projects that women in these countries are more often obese than men, but male obesity rates ... of its adult population. One of the major reasons for obesity growth in Mexico is the consumption of soft drinks. According to the World Health ...
Obesity Rates Stall, But No Decline
New York Times Blogs - 1/16/2012 11:53:09 PM
After two decades of steady increases, obesity rates in adults and children in the ... to compare obesity rates around the world, a number of studies in other countries have suggested that the prevalence of obesity is growing more slowly or ...
Obesity Rates Rapidly Increase in Developing Countries
weather.com - 1/3/2014 4:22:30 PM
One in three adults worldwide are obese — and obesity rates have quadrupled in the developing world since 1980, according to research from the United Kingdom’s Overseas Development Institute. (ABOVE: Which Country is the Fattest?)
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 ...
Obesity rate in developing world more than triples in three decades
ctvnews.ca - 1/4/2014 7:27:26 PM
The number of overweight and obese ... countries -- it’s just rising at a faster rate. As a percentage of population, North Americans are still the most overweight and obese people in the world. Most estimates say that nearly 70 per cent of adults ...
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
hivehealthmedia.com - 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.
Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world
BBC Online - 1/3/2014 7:54:16 AM
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has ... the researchers looked at changing overweight and obesity rates across the regions of the world and by individual country. The regions of North Africa, the Middle East ...
Study: Obesity Rates Have Surged In Developing World
Time - 1/3/2014 6:52:49 PM
The number of obese or overweight people in the developing world nearly quadrupled from 250 million to 904 million between 1980 and 2008, according to a study published this month by a UK think tank. Over the same period obesity rates in high ...
Mexico: The new world champion in obesity rates
VOXXI - 7/8/2013 11:58:10 PM
The race for fattest country ... obesity rate that alarms the world. Sure, there are plenty of healthier choices available in Mexico but just like in the United States, cost is a factor for healthy eating. Perhaps that’s why nearly 70 percent of Mexican ...
U.S. obesity rates fall for children, rise for adults
Ashtabula Star-Beacon - 2/26/2014 4:55:41 AM
WASHINGTON — While adults and older children continue to ... activity among America’s youngsters, hailed the survey’s latest findings. “I am thrilled at the progress we’ve made over the last few years in obesity rates among our youngest Americans ...
Obesity rates surging in developing countries
healthnewsline.net - 1/4/2014 8:43:11 AM
The Future Diets report by the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has found that for the first time obesity rates in the developing world is surpassing that of the richer countries ... percentage of overweight adults, but places like Australasia ...