|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
Special report: Obesity rate in the UAE double the world average
The National - 2/19/2015 12:07:07 AM
Obesity ... in this country had not decreased. “Studies suggest that between one third and half of all children in UAE are still overweight or obese,” said Dr Nadler. “The UAE ranks among the highest obesity rates in the world, for adults and ...
Child Obesity Rates Increasing Drastically across the World: Researchers
NewsMaine - 2/18/2015 11:59:58 PM
Researchers in a series of studies published in The Lancet medical journal said that rates of child obesity have increased drastically across the world. One in four countries has implemented ... showed that 39% of the adults across the world were ...
Harley Pasternak: Why the U.S. Is the Second-Most Obese Nation in the World
feeds.people.com - 2/18/2015 3:24:34 PM
And almost 2 billion adults ... World Diet. The 10 healthiest countries I focused on are Japan, Singapore, China, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, South Korea, Israel and Greece. So I was not surprised to see that the WHO report found that the prevalence of ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
It’s important to note that the definitions for overweight can vary by country and ... 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 ...
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'
Times of India - 5/29/2014 5:04:06 PM
However, the rates vary widely throughout the world with more than half of the ... and the USA. 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Obesity Series exposes 'unacceptably slow' progress in tackling soaring global obesity rates over last decade
Medical Xpress - 2/19/2015 8:13:53 AM
In less than a generation, rates of child obesity have risen dramatically ... sales," says Series co-author Dr Tim Lobstein, from the World Obesity Federation. In low- and middle-income countries, stunting still affects over a fifth of children under ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 10:47:42 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.
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 ... regional and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in 188 countries across all 21 world regions between 1980 and 2013. Overweight was defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25kg/m² or higher ...
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
Hive Health Media - 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.