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, high cholesterol, blood pressure rates soaring so fast that conventional medication will become obsolete
naturalnews.com - 4/27/2016 3:36:35 AM
(NaturalNews) Drugs that are used to lower cholesterol and blood pressure will soon become medically useless if obesity levels keep growing at their current rate, according to a World ... adults lives in one of six wealthy, English-speaking countries ...
Childhood obesity skyrockets in rural China
SBS - 4/28/2016 4:32:40 AM
Childhood obesity is increasing at a faster rate in developing as opposed to developed countries. According to 2013 WHO statistics, 42 million children ... children likely to grow into overweight adults and develop diseases such as diabetes and ...
Despite efforts, childhood obesity remains on the rise
E Science News - 4/26/2016 11:01:35 AM
The alarming increase in U.S. childhood obesity rates that began nearly 30 years ago ... is the increase in severe obesity," Skinner said. The prevalence of severe obesity - correlated to an adult body mass index of 35 or higher - accounted for the ...
Explosion in childhood obesity in China ‘worst ever’, expert says of new study findings
South China Morning Post - 4/27/2016 8:25:54 PM
China is a large agricultural country and our ... In particular, the prevalence of severe obesity – correlated to an adult body mass index of 35 or higher – has seen the sharpest increase. In Hong Kong, the rate of overweight and obesity among school ...
Childhood obesity rates exploding in rural China thanks to junk food from the West, study finds
Shanghaiist - 4/28/2016 11:42:10 AM
These unfortunate developments in the public health are being attributed to the ... rates of obesity for both boys and girls, the study also sought to explain why boys from rural Shandong had been hit so heavily: Boys showed a higher prevalence of ...
Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady
NPR News - 4/26/2016 3:47:55 PM
But a new study published in the journal Obesity concludes that — though the prevalence of obesity among U.S ... when the CDC released numbers pointing to the stubborn rate of obesity among U.S. adults. Skinner says she hopes these findings don't ...
Study predicts adult obesity prevalence in almost all European countries by 2030
Medical Xpress - 5/9/2014 7:50:59 PM
Rates of obesity and overweight in both male and females are projected to increase in almost all countries ... of any plateau in adult obesity rates throughout Europe. In England, for example, although the increase in obesity prevalence trend is less ...
Obesity Rates in US Kids Still Rising, Study Says
Live Science - 4/26/2016 12:13:10 PM
"Studies have repeatedly shown that obesity in childhood is associated with worse health and shortened lifespans as adults ... country, and in most age groups. Additional studies will be needed to see whether the apparent stagnation of childhood obesity ...
Western Lifestyle Fueling Obesity Crisis in China
Med India - 4/27/2016 12:33:28 PM
‘The rise in popularity of the Western lifestyle including junk foods and soft drinks among teenagers pose a threat for an increase in obesity rates in China ... said one in five adults in the world could be obese by 2025.
Record 440,000 hospital admissions due to obesity in 2014/15
Shropshire Star - 4/28/2016 1:08:04 PM
"But the problem will only get worse unless we take urgent action, with the number of obese adults in the country forecast ... Tam Fry, from the National Obesity Forum, said: "It is difficult to know which of these statistics is the more shaming on ...
U.S. child obesity remains high despite efforts, study says
Japan Times - 4/27/2016 6:42:42 AM
The rates documented in 2013 and 2014 “were not statistically different than those from the previous reporting period of 2011-2012,” said the report. The prevalence ... severe obesity, defined as class III, which was consistent with an adult BMI ...
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 ...
High Incidence of Obesity in Panama
Radio Cadena Agramonte - 4/17/2016 3:44:17 PM
a condition that in the case of the adult population has now reached 53 percent, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health. The source says that in the isthmus nation, as in the rest of the world, obesity tends to be higher in women (21 percent ...
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 on the rise among rural Chinese children
GBTIMES - 4/28/2016 1:00:54 PM
Last year, a Chinese national report said adult obesity rates ... the prevalence of diabetes has more than doubled in 10 years. A major survey in April, published in The Lancet medical journal, has predicted that one in five adults in the world could ...