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
Obesity a worldwide health issue
Daily Times - 5/26/2016 11:11:57 PM
In the current advanced scientific age increasing rate of overweight children, men and adults is a worldwide health issue. Obesity is a major problem which is increasing rapidly among people across the world ... and a greater prevalence of labor-saving ...
China’s obesity epidemic threatens to ‘break the bank’
Channel News Asia - 5/30/2016 11:04:13 AM
Skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes ... per cent chance of becoming obese adults." China's Ministry of Health estimates that there are as many as 300 million overweight or obese people in the country. The World Health Organization (WHO) meanwhile ...
Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030
sciencedaily.com - 5/8/2014 11:55:33 PM
The highest obesity prevalence in females was projected in Ireland (47 percent), and the lowest in Romania (10 percent). Rates of obesity ... (2014, May 9). Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030. ScienceDaily.
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 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 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 ...
Worldwide obesity rates reach all-time high
News-Medical - 5/29/2014 9:11:39 AM
Obesity rates have been steadily climbing over the last three decades and the number of adults and children ... regional and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in 188 countries across all 21 world regions between 1980 and 2013.
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 ...
Mississippi has highest obesity rate; Colorado has lowest
usatoday30.usatoday.com - 8/13/2012 1:43:12 AM
The statistics are from ... that 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 rates by state.
A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight
Time - 5/29/2014 10:23:14 AM
Obesity rates ... than adult women. In the developing world, the opposite is true. The prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescents worldwide has increased by nearly 50 percent since 1980, the study says, and no country on Earth has ...
World Obesity Rate on the Rise: 2.1B People Now Overweight or Obese
News Max - 5/30/2014 1:21:00 PM
World obesity has increased ... of overweight boys in developed countries increasing from 8.1 percent to 12.9 percent, 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 ...
World Obesity Study Shows Alarming Trend: U.S. In Top Ten Obese Countries
The Inquisitr - 4/3/2016 8:22:45 AM
A recent study reported by The Lancet shows that world obesity ... mortality rates shadow the underweight population. According to the study, current interventions and policies haven’t been able to stop the rise of obesity in most countries, but measures ...
Ireland's obesity rate among world's worst
The Irish Times - 4/1/2016 12:54:09 AM
One-quarter of the world’s severely obese adults live in the same six countries. By 2025 ... we have changed from a world in which underweight prevalence was more than double that of obesity, to one in which more people are obese than underweight ...
How obese is the UK? and how does it compare to other countries?
The Guardian - 5/29/2014 1:43:40 PM
Researchers also highlighted a substantial increase in the prevalence ... developed countries - 24% of boys and 23% of girls worldwide were overweight or obese in 2013. The table at the end of this article shows adult overweight and obesity rates by ...
Worldwide obesity rates see 'startling' increase over past 3 decades
Medical News Today - 5/29/2014 8:28:42 AM
Data was drawn from 188 countries over all 21 regions of the world ... in the prevalence of obesity have been substantial, widespread, and have arisen over a short time. However, there is some evidence of a plateau in adult obesity rates that provides ...
Over 1 in 3 adults worldwide are now overweight or obese
PLOS BLOGS - 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
And adults weren’t the only ones putting on the pounds; rates of excess weight in children and adolescents also increased. Between 1980 and 2013 in developed countries, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has increased from 16.9% to 23.8% among boys ...