|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
Obesity: Global trends in the prevalence of overweight and obesity
Nature - 7/22/2014 9:19:12 AM
The prevalence has increased since 1980, but at different rates across ... to rise in many countries around the world, but within the past decade the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children, adolescents and young adults has plateaued in several ...
Childhood obesity rates appear to have become stable over the last decade: Study
Food World News - 7/21/2014 6:24:25 PM
Childhood abdominal obesity rates are becoming ... t have chubby kids or chubby adults either." Some age groups are losing weight. For children between ages 2 and 5, abdominal obesity actually saw a significant decrease in prevalence.
Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids
Win 98.5 - 7/21/2014 8:08:48 AM
“Even though the trends were flat across the years, the prevalence of ... whose abdominal obesity rates decreased by between three and five percent. Kids who are obese or overweight often remain in that category as adults, Steffen said.
Study predicts adult obesity prevalence in almost all European countries by 2030
Medical Xpress - 5/9/2014 7:50:59 PM
Rates of obesity and overweight in both male and females are projected to increase in almost all countries ... of any plateau in adult obesity rates throughout Europe. In England, for example, although the increase in obesity prevalence trend is less ...
Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030
Science Daily - 5/8/2014 11:55:33 PM
Rates ... prevalence of overweight and obesity in childhood across Europe," as well as the poor data availability in many countries with which to make more certain estimates of the future. European Society of Cardiology. (2014, May 9). Adult obesity ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 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 ...
Almost half of America’s obese youth don’t know they’re obese
Washington Post - 7/23/2014 11:48:20 AM
The prevalence of weight misperception ... But given the exceptionally high rate of obesity among American adults—which is the highest of any major country (paywall) in the world—the lack of self-perception found in the country's obese children ...
World Obesity Rates Continue to Expand
DailyRx - 5/28/2014 11:46:09 PM
(dailyRx News) It’s a wide world, and it’s only getting wider. Global rates of overweight and obesity ... and his colleagues have been analyzing the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults across a 33-year span beginning in 1980.
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 9:50:26 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.
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 ...
'Obesity rates climbing worldwide'
Times of India - 5/29/2014 8:00:04 AM
Researchers have claimed that 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 ...
Revealed: Top 10 Countries With The Highest Number Of Obese People
gulfbusiness.com - 6/15/2014 11:53:26 PM
with countries such as Kuwait and Qatar recording among the world’s highest adult female obesity rates. Estimated prevalence of obesity among women in 2013 stood at 58.6 per cent in Kuwait (third highest in the world), and at 54.7 per cent in Qatar ...
Obesity rates climbing worldwide: The Lancet
TruthDive - 5/29/2014 4:39:38 AM
Washington, May 29 (ANI): Researchers have claimed that there has been a startling increase in rates of obesity and ... In high-income countries, some of the highest increases in adult obesity prevalence have been in the USA (where roughly a third of ...