|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
Overweight and obesity epidemic among children. Answer from European countries
Nature Publishing group - 5/25/2013 6:49:27 AM
To overcome this problem, the International Task Force on Childhood Obesity (IOTF) published a paper with age- and gender-specific cutoffs of BMI. 5 The cutoffs were based on measured height and weight in children from two European countries (UK and the ...
Countries with most fast food restaurants have highest obesity rates
HULIQ - 5/11/2013 11:55:22 PM
This study isn't going to reflect well on Subway restaurants, the largest fast food chain in the world. (That is correct, Subway passed hamburger giant McDonald's as the fast food chain with the most stores on planet Earth last year.) According to a ...
Global Asthma Prevalence in Adults
Medscape News - 8/27/2012 10:02:00 AM
2 All asthma prevalence ... provided these countries To T, Wang C, Guan J, McLimont S, Gershon AS: What is the lifetime risk of physician-diagnosed asthma in Ontario, Canada? Am J RespirCrit Care Med 2010, 181:337–343. Braman SS: The global burden ...
15.8% of men, 32.1% of women suffer from obesity in Azerbaijan
en.apa.az - 5/16/2013 9:08:58 AM
Azerbaijan has managed to reduce case-detection rate ... World Health Organization. According to the statistics, incidence rate for tuberculosis was 682 in 2000, 113 in 2013 in Azerbaijan. Prevalence of tuberculosis (per 100 000 population) was 117 in the ...
Childhood ADHD and Adult Obesity Be Linked: A Study
natureworldnews.com - 5/21/2013 8:37:24 PM
Boys diagnosed with ADHD may be as much as twice as likely to be obese as adults, report scientists from the Child Study Center at NYU Longone Medical Center. “Few studies have focused on long-term outcomes for patients diagnosed with ADHD in ...
Super-sized citizens: The relationship between a country's fast-food outlets and its obesity rates
Medical Xpress - 5/10/2013 10:27:40 AM
have a higher prevalence of obesity than countries with a low density (like Norway and Japan). The recent explosion in the number of fast-food outlets is down to more than just their 'special sauce'. The authors suggest that the rapid global market ...
WHO recognition of the global obesity epidemic
Nature Publishing group - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
The recognition of obesity as a disease was in theory established in 1948 by WHO's (World ... countries, Northern Europe and the United States, had shown that there was no relationship between obesity and the prevalence or death rates from stroke or ...
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
hivehealthmedia.com - 2/19/2013 11:58:22 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: a national concern
Canoe - 5/23/2013 8:03:24 AM
It has become common knowledge that rates of overweight and obesity are increasing at an epidemic rate, not only in North America but around the world ... number of obese adults in Canada has almost tripled in the last 25 years. The prevalence of childhood ...
Obesity and Mental Health
Psych Centra - 5/19/2013 11:53:02 PM
The world population is becoming rounder, and each year the situation is worsening. The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that we are in the grip of a global epidemic, and it is estimated by the year 2020 obesity will be the single biggest killer on ...
Spotlight on ‘troubling’ local obesity rates
Daily Mining Gazette - 5/23/2013 2:29:57 PM
"That's what's killing us now," he said. Some recent research is showing ... "When you put those together, you have an alarming statistic," he said. St. Germain said the rate for adult obesity and overweight in the five county health department coverage ...
How tiny Nauru became world's fattest nation
The Independent - 5/24/2013 11:54:16 PM
The world is facing a "population emergency" as soaring rates of obesity ... than in some countries in South-east Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. More than one in 10 of the world's population is obese – more than half a billion adults – and rates have ...
One Size May Not Fit All in Obesity Definition
Wall Street Journal - 4/13/2013 2:09:59 AM
My print column examines obesity rates in southwestern Pacific islands, which some public-health researchers say reflect both a high risk for diseases associated with carrying extra weight, and the difficulty of applying a single definition of obesity ...
More sugar leads to more diabetes, global study finds
MinnPost - 3/1/2013 12:12:10 PM
A new study presents strong evidence that sugar consumption — independent of obesity — is a major factor behind the recent global pandemic of ... of data on sugar availability and adult diabetes rates from 175 countries. (Availability data rather ...
Children Living with Married Parents Less Likely to Develop Obesity: Study
natureworldnews.com - 5/23/2013 10:40:53 AM
The study was conducted by researchers from Rice University and the University of Houston, who found that the rate of obesity was higher for children living with an adult relative ... public health issue in our country, with nearly one-third ...