Country Comparison > Obesity - adult prevalence rate

RankCountryObesity - adult prevalence rate (%)
1American Samoa74.6
2Nauru71.1
3Cook Islands63.7
4Tokelau63.4
5Tonga57.6
6Samoa54.1
7Palau48.9
8Kiribati46
9Marshall Islands45.4
10Kuwait42
11Saint Kitts and Nevis40.7
12Micronesia, Federated States of40.6
13Barbados34.7
14Bahamas, The34.7
15Belize33.7
16Qatar33.2
17Egypt33.1
18Saudi Arabia33
19United States33
20Bahrain32.9
21Czech Republic32.7
22United Arab Emirates32.7
23Mexico32.1
24South Africa31.3
25Fiji30.6
26Venezuela30.3
27Solomon Islands30
28Jordan30
29Argentina29.7
30Chile29.4
31Trinidad and Tobago29.3
32Malta28.8
33Slovenia28.6
34New Zealand28.3
35Libya27.8
36Turkey27.8
37Lithuania27.6
38Hungary27.6
39Vanuatu27.5
40Lebanon27.4
41Syria27.1
42Iraq27
43United Kingdom26.9
44Australia26.8
45Spain26.6
46Russia26.5
47Bosnia and Herzegovina26.5
48Canada26.2
49Israel26.2
50Luxembourg26
51El Salvador25.8
52Antigua and Barbuda25.6
53Slovakia25.4
54Panama25.4
55Poland25.3
56Andorra25.2
57Ireland25.2
58Germany25.1
59Suriname25.1
60Latvia24.9
61Dominica24.9
62Serbia24.8
63Uruguay24.8
64Belarus24.3
65Croatia24.2
66Jamaica24.1
67Portugal24
68Armenia24
69Seychelles23.9
70Azerbaijan23.8
71Bulgaria23.7
72Costa Rica23.7
73Kazakhstan23.7
74Saint Vincent and the Grenadines23.4
75Iceland23.2
76Finland23
77Grenada22.5
78Montenegro22.5
79Tunisia22.3
80Nicaragua22.2
81Georgia22.1
82Belgium22.1
83Cuba21.5
84Norway21.5
85Ecuador21.4
86Saint Lucia21.4
87Ukraine21.3
88Albania21.3
89Dominican Republic21.2
90Moldova21.2
91Macedonia21.1
92Oman20.9
93Austria20.9
94Estonia20.6
95Greece20.1
96Italy19.8
97Swaziland19.7
98Iran19.4
99Guatemala19.2
100Romania19.1
101Netherlands18.8
102Brazil18.8
103Sweden18.6
104Mauritius18.5
105Honduras18.4
106France18.2
107Denmark18.2
108Bolivia17.9
109Paraguay17.9
110Switzerland17.5
111Colombia17.3
112Guyana17.2
113Morocco16.4
114Papua New Guinea16.2
115Algeria16
116Peru15.7
117Kyrgyzstan15.5
118Uzbekistan15.1
119Lesotho14.6
120Yemen14.5
121Mongolia14.4
122Malaysia14
123Gabon13.9
124Turkmenistan13.2
125Maldives12.9
126Mauritania12.7
127Botswana11.2
128Equatorial Guinea10.6
129Cameroon10.3
130Cape Verde10
131Sao Tome and Principe9.5
132Namibia9.5
133Djibouti9.4
134Thailand8.8
135Tajikistan8.6
136Gambia, The7.9
137Haiti7.9
138Korea, South7.7
139Ghana7.5
140Brunei7.5
141Singapore7.1
142Zimbabwe7
143Sierra Leone6.8
144Senegal6.8
145Nigeria6.5
146Angola6.4
147Philippines6.3
148Cote d'Ivoire6.2
149Benin6
150Sudan6
151China5.7
152Pakistan5.5
153Bhutan5.3
154Sri Lanka5.1
155Japan5
156Tanzania5
157Guinea-Bissau4.9
158Mozambique4.9
159Indonesia4.8
160Liberia4.8
161Somalia4.8
162Congo, Republic of the4.7
163Comoros4.4
164Guinea4.4
165Malawi4.3
166Mali4.3
167Rwanda4.3
168Uganda4.3
169Togo4.3
170Kenya4.2
171Burma4
172Korea, North3.9
173Zambia3.6
174Central African Republic3.5
175Burundi2.9
176Chad2.7
177East Timor2.7
178Laos2.6
179Niger2.4
180Burkina Faso2.3
181Afghanistan2.2
182Cambodia2.1
183India1.9
184Congo, Democratic Republic of the1.7
185Vietnam1.7
186Madagascar1.6
187Eritrea1.5
188Nepal1.4
189Ethiopia1.1
190Bangladesh1.1

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, 2014

See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate map

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