|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
Metabolic syndrome threatens one third of U.S. adults
United Press International - 5/20/2015 10:16:13 AM
Despite the slight rise in prevalence to a full third of the country between 2003 and 2008 ... health complications of metabolic syndrome has helped, which is why obesity rates have stabilized -- something considered key to overall syndrome rates ...
Metabolic syndrome common but rates stable among U.S. adults
Win 98.5 - 5/19/2015 12:11:56 PM
(Reuters Health) - About a third of U.S. adults have a collection of risk factors that increases their risk of heart disease and strokes, according to new research. While previous studies found an increasing prevalence ... in obesity rates followed a ...
WHO Reports: Obesity Crisis In Europe
Science 2.0 - 5/21/2015 2:18:25 PM
A recent study from the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that UK obesity rates are set to continue ... of Greek men overweight by 2030. Many countries can apparently expect to see over half of their adults above the healthy weight limit and ...
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 ...
Double Trouble: Stunted Children at Higher Risk of Obesity
Medscape News - 5/21/2015 1:21:09 PM
PRAGUE — Children who are stunted are more likely to be at risk of overweight and obesity than children of normal height, according to a new study among 2- to 5-year-olds in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation. And while the prevalence of ...
33 Percent Of U.S. Adults At Risk For Metabolic Syndrome
American Live Wire - 5/20/2015 3:31:11 PM
Despite the slight raise in prevalence to a third of the country between 2003 and 2008 ... the potential health complications of metabolic syndrome – which is why obesity rates have also stabilized, something considered key to overall syndrome rates ...
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 ...
Britain has the biggest alcohol problem while Australians take the most drugs: Study reveals the world's vices by country for the first time
Daily Mail - 5/11/2015 5:57:52 PM
The world's first comprehensive report on global addictions ... the extent of this variation is less than is the case with alcohol. The prevalence of tobacco smoking among adults ranges from an average of 13 per cent in Africa, the Caribbean, central ...
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 ...
America’s Health Ranking Senior Report released
The Colorado Springs Business Journal - 5/21/2015 2:39:53 PM
Colorado has the highest percentage of educated seniors in the country and also enjoys the second lowest rate for obesity and second highest rate in health status among seniors. The reports indicated strengths for the state include a low prevalence of ...
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 ...
Horowitz: Obesity is a Big-Time Societal Expense
Go Local Worcester - 5/18/2015 11:54:38 PM
These findings--part of a new study conductedby the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics at Brookings Institution, inpartnership with the World Food Center ... one-in-three American adults are now obese. Overall, obesity rates for childrenare also ...
‘Eat quinoa and drink soy milk': What an innovative food pyramid looks like
Washington Post - 5/19/2015 10:17:24 AM
Australian nonprofit Nutrition Australia is advising citizens about the harms of unhealthy eating, which has left the island country with one of the highest obesity rates in the world ... A 2013 study showed that adults in the United States misunderstood ...
Autism researchers from around the world in Salt Lake City for annual meeting
Fox 13 Now - Salt Lake City - 5/13/2015 9:30:14 PM
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The world’s largest gathering of autism researchers ... The Centers for Disease Control recently reported that Utah has the highest rate of autism in the country–with one out of 47 children being diagnosed.
World Collagen and HA-Based Biomaterials Industry
Market Watch - 5/11/2015 4:03:20 PM
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World ... III-5Rising Obesity Prevalence: Increases the Risk ofOsteoarthritis III-6Table 45: Obesity Prevalence in US Adults by Type ofObesity ...