|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
Study Predicts Adult Obesity Prevalence In Almost All European Countries By 2030
Newsroom America - 5/9/2014 7:08:02 PM
(Newsroom America) -- Rates of obesity and overweight in both male and females are projected to increase in almost all countries ... plateau in adult obesity rates throughout Europe. In England, for example, although the increase in obesity prevalence ...
Study predicts adult obesity prevalence in almost all European countries by 2030
Eurek Alert - 5/9/2014 2:21:42 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 ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 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 ...
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 ...
Obesity rates climbing worldwide: The Lancet
TruthDive - 5/29/2014 4:39:38 AM
However, the rates vary widely throughout the world with more than half of the ... and the USA. 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 ...
World Obesity Rate Continues to Grow
Health Central - 8/1/2014 7:08:38 PM
Sorry, Mr. Disney, but it turns at that the world ... overweight or obese. The data was collected from 188 countries across the globe. It was discovered that in the last thirty-three years the worldwide overweight and obesity rates fror adults has ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 9:50:26 PM
And half the world's 671 million obese people live in just 10 countries ... The maps below show the prevalence of obesity for adult men and women around the world. The darker the blue, the lower the rate. Yellow indicates a rate of 20 to 30 percent ...
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 have climbed steadily over the past 30 years, and not one country ... the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults across a 33 ...
World Obesity Rate on the Rise: 2.1B People Now Overweight or Obese
News Max - 5/31/2014 5:05:54 AM
World obesity has increased and will continue to rise, with people from both rich and poor countries becoming ... and the rate of girls going from 8.4 percent to 13.4 percent. "In adults, estimated prevalence of obesity exceeded 50 percent in men in ...
'Obesity rates climbing worldwide'
Times of India - 5/29/2014 5:04:06 PM
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 ...
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 ...
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 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, and packing on the pounds is not just for wealthy nations anymore. Obesity ... nearly all countries are seeing rates rise, the ...
How obese is the UK? and how does it compare to other countries?
theguardian.com - 5/28/2014 9:22:59 PM
The analysis of trend data from 188 countries, found that worldwide, the proportion of male adults ... rates of overweight and obesity in children and by country in the downloadable spreadsheet. Click here to explore the IHME's tool which shows data on ...
A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight
Time - 5/29/2014 10:23:14 AM
Obesity rates have increased in countries all over the world ... (defined as having a Body Mass Index of 30 or more) than adult women. In the developing world, the opposite is true. The prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescents worldwide ...