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
11 Fattest Countries in The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 1/17/2017 1:38:34 PM
The problem of obesity is a modern one, with large sections of the global population becoming overweight late in the 20th century and into the 21st, and the prevalence is especially high in the 11 fattest countries in the world. Changes in lifestyle over ...
MAPS: America's $200 billion obesity problem by state and age group
Yahoo Finance - 1/18/2017 5:19:18 PM
The United States is one of the most overweight nations in the world. The US Senate Committee on Finance estimates that obesity-related health care costs over $200 billion each year. The rates of obesity in adults across the country are vastly different ...
Overweight affects almost half the population of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean except for Haiti
ReliefWeb - 1/19/2017 4:49:28 PM
With the exception of Haiti (38.5 percent), Paraguay (48.5precent) and Nicaragua (49.4percent), overweight affects more than half the population of all countries in the region. The report also noted obesity ... prevalence in the Caribbean where the rate ...
Global Obesity Surgery Devices Market Growing at a CAGR of 9.6% over the Forecast Period by 2020
satprnews.com - 1/16/2017 7:20:22 AM
Increasing prevalence ... countries in Asia Pacific. South East Asia and Western Pacific regions are facing an epidemic of obesity-associated diseases such as cardiovascular disorders and diabetes. China and India accounted for around 15% of the world ...
Weight Loss and Obesity Management Market Growth, Trends and Value Chain 2015-2025 by FMI
reports.pr-inside.com - 1/24/2017 8:22:28 AM
According to the World Health ... globally. Statistics from Mexico Bariatric Center shows that globally, U.S. has the highest prevalence of obesity followed by India and China. Besides, Japan and Australia are also among the top 10 countries for the ...
Guess what Egypt, other countries are famous for?
egyptindependent.com - 1/13/2017 8:49:50 AM
according to statistics in 2004; while in January 2015, the number of Syrian refugees displaced to Jordan surpassed 620,000 refugees, which is 10 percent of the country's population. Moreover childhood obesity is highest in Libya according to the World ...
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 ...
A Crisis of Overweight and Obesity in Latin America and the Caribbean
Inter Press Service - 1/23/2017 2:57:21 PM
In almost all countries ... with the highest rates observed in the Bahamas (69 percent), Mexico (64 percent) and Chile (63 percent). Over the last 20 years there has been a rapid increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity across the population ...
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 ...
Childhood obesity starts in the womb?
News-Medical - 1/11/2017 7:33:27 AM
The emphasis has now changed in developed countries and more recently to developing countries too, to the effects of maternal obesity, which is remarkably ... Then we did further statistics where we looked to see whether this was due to any changes in ...
Global Obesity Crisis
sparkpeople.com - 1/14/2017 3:50:59 PM
(1) "By 2010, rates of obesity had increased yet more; over 69 percent of American adults had become overweight or obese. And the same changes had happened worldwide; the number of overweight and obese adults around the world began creeping up in the 1970 ...
Mississippi has highest obesity rate; Colorado has lowest
usatoday30.usatoday.com - 8/13/2012 1:43:12 AM
Mississippi has the highest obesity rate ... about 36% of U.S. adults are obese. Extra weight raises the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other problems. The new study does not offer an overall obesity rate for the country, but breaks down ...
Fundamental Rights Of Persons With Disability Statistics and Charts
disabled-world.com - 1/14/2017 5:59:50 PM
In low- and middle-income countries, school enrollment rates for children ... the right to work for adults with disabilities, and 63 percent guarantee the right to education for children with disabilities. "The WORLD Policy Analysis Center has provided ...
The America Donald Trump Is Inheriting, By The Numbers
NPR News - 1/19/2017 8:38:32 PM
We have gathered together dozens of statistics to show how the nation that Trump inherits (and the rest of the world) has changed over time ... to have some dismal stats in a few health areas. Adult obesity continues to climb, and the opioid epidemic ...
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.”