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
Fight against adult obesity in Qatar delivers result
The Peninsula - 2/19/2017 9:31:51 AM
Intensive efforts by the health authorities to fight obesity in the country have started delivering results with the prevalence of the condition among adults remaining at an ... it differs from other parts of the world. “Obesity in Qatar is similar ...
South Korea will take lead in life expectancy by 2030, study predicts
CNN - 2/21/2017 11:27:00 PM
The two time points help define when lifespans in a population are extending due to improvements in maternal and child health as well as improved adult health. The average for women at birth will exceed 85 years in many countries, but South Korea is ...
As Obesity Rises, Remote Pacific Islands Plan to Abandon Junk Food
New York Times - 2/19/2017 11:36:31 PM
In a sign of how urgent the crisis is, the World Bank said in a 2014 report that 52 percent of adult men in the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga were estimated to be obese — the highest rate of 188 countries ... in its obesity prevalence, so we’re not ...
Mexico's sugar tax leads to fall in consumption for second year running
The Guardian - 2/22/2017 10:50:01 PM
Mexico has high rates of obesity ... 19 countries had so far introduced what it called “sin taxes” on food and drinks and more would do so in the near future, with the aim of reducing sugar consumption by 20% in line with guidance from the World ...
Child obesity could be 35-40% inherited from parents, study finds
MSN - 2/21/2017 8:32:12 AM
Child obesity could be 35-40% inherited from parents -- irrespective of the child's country ... million adults, or approximately 13% of the world's adult population, currently considered obese. This could rise to 20% by 2025 if the current rate of ...
Countries with the Lowest and Highest Obesity Rates in the World
caloriebee.com - 3/26/2016 11:55:39 PM
Current international statistics on obesity by WHO show that the United States and many other countries have very high obesity rates. Not only are more adults becoming overweight but our children are also affected. The World Health Organization (WHO ...
Obesity - prevalence in OECD countries 2013
www.statista.com - 2/12/2017 2:30:39 AM
This statistic shows the prevalence of obesity among adults in OECD countries as of 2013. In Japan, less than four percent of adults were classified as obese. In comparison, the percentage for adults in the United States was about nine times higher.
Watch how fast the world became obese
metrocosm.com - 7/17/2016 11:57:39 PM
The color of each county represents its adult obesity rate in the year shown. Hover over a country to see what ... estimates that 2.3% of the world’s men and 5% of the world’s women are severely obese. In 1975, the prevalence of severe obesity was ...
Obesity rates tripled in developing countries – survey
RT - 1/3/2014 2:06:30 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 ...
Here’s where obesity rates are highest in the US
www.statnews.com - 9/1/2016 4:00:46 PM
CDCPrevalence of self-reported obesity of US adults. Only six states had obesity rates between 20 and 25 percent: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, and Utah. Obesity prevalence ... is taking a toll on the country’s health.”
10 Fattest Countries in the World
toptenz.net - 2/13/2017 2:53:55 PM
Between 1980 and 2014, the World Health Organization estimates global obesity doubled. In the US alone, more than two thirds of all adults are considered ... If American Samoa was a country, it would be number one on this list. The obesity rate of the ...
South Korean Women Will Be First To Have Average Life Expectancy Above 90 Years By 2030
i4u.com - 2/22/2017 5:24:54 AM
South Korea also has low rates of obesity and the people seldom get high ... It happens to be the only advanced industrialized country without a health insurance system. Also the heights of adults have stopped growing in the US. In the past, men lived ...
The Most Obese Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 1/23/2015 11:16:14 AM
Obesity has been steadily increasing in countries all over the world — and as of 2014, more than half a billion adults worldwide ... The prevalence of obesity is highest in the Americas, with 61% overweight in both sexes. Obesity rates are low in the ...
Ireland's obesity rate among world's worst
The Irish Times - 4/1/2016 12:54:09 AM
One-quarter of the world’s severely obese adults live in the same six countries. By 2025 ... we have changed from a world in which underweight prevalence was more than double that of obesity, to one in which more people are obese than underweight ...
Life expectancy to go beyond 90 by 2030 – but Britain will see one of the lowest increases, study shows
The Sun - 2/22/2017 11:08:30 AM
Countries are ordered vertically by median projected increase from largest (at the top) to smallest (at the bottom) Led by scientists at Imperial College London in collaboration with the World ... rates and high rates of homicides and obesity, the study ...