|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
Kuwait- MoH boosts efforts to curb obesity rate
MENAFN - 4/15/2014 9:09:33 PM
the ratio of fat people to the population in kuwait is the ... the prevalence rate of obesity worldwide has increased by 10 percent since 1980. obesity has become the fifth cause of death claiming the lives of some 2.8 million adult people annually ...
Obesity: Now A Worldwide Health Concern
US Financial Post - 4/18/2014 9:34:38 PM
In fact, “65% of the world’s population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kill more people than health concerns from being underweight.” Since 1980, the worldwide obesity rate has doubled with 1.4 billion adults being overweight at last ...
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 ...
Obesity: a national concern
C Health - 4/19/2014 2:13:48 AM
It has become common knowledge that rates ... world. Currently, about 1 out of every 4 Canadian adults is obese and 2 out of every 3 are over the healthy weight range. The number of obese adults in Canada has almost tripled in the last 25 years. The ...
Obesity Rates Rising Worldwide, Half of U.S. Could Be Obese by 2030
PBS - 8/25/2011 10:40:33 PM
There are an estimated 502 million obese adults worldwide. Photo by Flickr user Malingering. The world is getting fatter ... While nearly all countries are seeing rates rise, the severity of the problem varies greatly from country to country, said the ...
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
Hive Health Media - 9/26/2010 11:53:21 PM
Since the 1980s, obesity has spread at an alarming rate. Across OECD countries, one in 2 adults is currently overweight and 1 ... Our kids haven’t been spared – we have allowed 1 in 3 of the world’s kids to become overweight.
Obesity rates surging in developing countries
healthnewsline.net - 1/4/2014 8:43:11 AM
The Future Diets report by the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has found that for the first time obesity rates in the developing world is surpassing that of the richer countries ... percentage of overweight adults, but places like Australasia ...
Obesity rates tripled in developing countries – survey
RT - 1/3/2014 12:04:48 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 ...
Mexico: The new world champion in obesity rates
VOXXI - 7/8/2013 11:58:10 PM
The race for fattest country ... obesity rate that alarms the world. Sure, there are plenty of healthier choices available in Mexico but just like in the United States, cost is a factor for healthy eating. Perhaps that’s why nearly 70 percent of Mexican ...
Flat World = Fat World? Milken Institute Study Probes Link Between "Screen Time" and Rising Obesity Rates Across the World
Financial Content - 8/22/2012 10:22:14 AM
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/22/12 -- Information and communications technologies have improved living standards around the world ... knowledge-based technology on the prevalence of obesity rates for 27 OECD countries from 1988 - 2009 by using ...
Obesity Rates Stall, But No Decline
New York Times Blogs - 1/16/2012 11:53:09 PM
After two decades of steady increases, obesity rates in adults and children in the ... difficult to compare obesity rates around the world, a number of studies in other countries have suggested that the prevalence of obesity is growing more slowly or ...
Obesity Rates Rapidly Increase in Developing Countries
The Weather Channel - 1/3/2014 4:22:30 PM
One in three adults worldwide are obese — and obesity rates have quadrupled in the developing world since 1980, according to research from the United Kingdom’s Overseas Development Institute. (ABOVE: Which Country is the Fattest?) The Future Diets ...
U.S. first in obesity among developed countries
Family Practice News - 8/8/2013 4:33:23 PM
With an adult obesity rate of 31.8%, the United States is the most obese of the world’s developed countries, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. As of 2008 – the year considered in the report – the ...
Obesity Rates Soar with Advancements in Technology in Developing Countries
Science World Report - 2/11/2014 1:38:44 AM
Like Us on Facebook More than 150,000 adults ... that the prevalence of such devices in low-income countries may lead to devastating societal health care consequences, especially since it has already been expected that obesity and diabetes rates will ...