|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
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 ...
UAE Ranked 22nd Most Obese Nation in the World
Dubai Chronicle - 1/27/2015 3:33:21 AM
Obesity rates around the world have more than doubled for only 20 years, according to the latest report by the World health Organization. The study found that as of 2014, more than half a billion adults are ... The prevalence has jumped the most in Africa ...
Big Government Can’t Stop Rise In Obesity Rate
The Daily Caller - 1/25/2015 11:59:48 PM
“The prevalence of obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years decreased significantly from 13.9% in 2003-2004 to 8.4% in 2011-2012,” according to the CDC. According to Gallup, the rate of dangerous “morbid obesity” among adults rose from 3.4 percent ...
Childhood Obesity Levels Stabilizing But Remain High
Medical Reaearch News and Interviews - 1/30/2015 6:03:07 PM
Current trends suggest that a majority of the world ... only a few countries have data on younger children (aged under 6 years). Our study aimed to use primary care electronic health records to examine prevalence of overweight and obesity in 2 to 15 ...
Map Reveals Which Are The Most Obese Countries In The World
Huffington Post UK - 1/23/2015 12:34:58 PM
Around one in every four adults in the UK is obese, but how do we size up compared to the rest of the world? A new map indicates that the ... Italy and Sweden faired considerably better with a less than 10% rate of obesity. Pervious studies have shown ...
The growth of Wal-Mart may have made America’s obesity epidemic worse
Washington Post - 1/26/2015 8:31:01 PM
The adult obesity ... Courtemanche said. Obesity, defined as a body mass index of at least 30, increases one’s chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and strokes. America has one of the highest rates in the world, according ...
America Isn’t No. 1 Anymore: Here Are the Most Obese—and Slimmest—Countries in the World
Yahoo News - 1/24/2015 8:26:14 PM
Obesity rates are increasing everywhere. Worldwide obesity has doubled since 1980, according to the Global Status Report released by the World Health Organization this week. In 2014, more than 600 million adults ... as the most obese countries in the ...
Public health challenges in the Middle East
Japan Times - 1/31/2015 9:40:51 AM
These diseases are driven by factors that include aging, rapid unplanned urbanization and the globalization of unhealthy lifestyles, including unhealthy diets, tobacco use, lack of physical activity and obesity ... prevalence rates are low in Mideast ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 10:47:42 PM
One-third of the world's population is now overweight or obese. And half the world's 671 million obese people live in just 10 countries ... rates of obesity remain low relative to, say, America's. The maps below show the prevalence of obesity for adult ...
Africa: Seychelles Is the Fattest Country in Sub-Saharan Africa, According to WHO Report
AllAfrica - 1/26/2015 5:32:04 PM
Victoria — Recent data from the World Health ... a bulging obesity problem in the last few decades, with rapidly expanding waistlines noticeable in both adults and children. This phenomenon has been observed in other middle-income countries such as ...
Warning over 'staggering rise' in diabetes rate
Zawya - 1/30/2015 7:54:39 AM
The diabetes prevalence rates ... In some countries, type 2 diabetes now accounts for almost half of new cases in children and adolescents. Type 2 diabetes rates are also increasing throughout the world's adult population and experts warn that it is ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
Countries Transformed This change in lifestyle is most evident in the South Pacific. On the list of “fattest ... 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 ...
Today’s children to face diabetes epidemic by 2035
Kuwait Times - 1/28/2015 6:19:48 PM
Type 2 diabetes rates ... of the world’s adult population), at a projected cost of USD627 billion globally. According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), between 2013 - 2035, the countries with the highest growth in diabetes prevalence ...