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
Childhood obesity at peak in US, Canada
Zee News - 8/29/2015 2:35:49 PM
In the last few decades, the report indicated that the prevalence of adult obesity had increased in both countries. The results stated that obesity rates for children aged three to six was the same in both countries. Rates of obesity were lower for girls ...
Do super-sized supermarkets cause obesity?
Crikey - 9/1/2015 11:57:46 PM
The paper is titled The correlation between supermarket size and national obesity prevalence ... countries. Moreover, it compares three northern European countries (two of them Scandinavian) against five Anglophone countries (four of them “new world ...
Obesity among children, adolescents more prevalent in U.S. than Canada
Healio - 8/26/2015 1:20:38 PM
Carroll, MSPH, of the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics ... in childhood obesity prevalence has been reported in at least eight other countries. Similar to childhood obesity, the prevalence of obesity among adults increased in Canada and ...
Food Craving Is Reportedly ‘Hard-Wired’ For People Struggling With Obesity
The Inquisitr - 9/1/2015 4:05:19 PM
While that is a general statement, obesity is a serious issue and is only starting to ... For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published these statistics on children’s eating habits as of August of 2014. “The amount of whole ...
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 ...
CDC: Rates of Childhood Obesity Higher in US Than Canada
gosporttimes.com - 8/27/2015 5:19:51 AM
Goran said that in low-income communities, particularly those with Hispanic and African-American backgrounds as the majority, the obesity rates are still getting higher. "Similar to childhood obesity, the prevalence of obesity among adults increased in ...
A reliable solution for obesity
The Hindu - 9/1/2015 5:28:14 AM
Obesity is graded with a parameter called Body mass index (BMI). When BMI is >30, they are called obese. Currently, obesity is increasingly prevalent in adults and children. Throughout the World it is ... in overweight group. Statistics show that Weight ...
Childhood obesity at record levels in US and Canada: study
Global News - 8/28/2015 7:20:21 AM
The report indicated that the prevalence of adult obesity has also greatly increased in both countries in the last few decades. Obesity rates for children aged three to six was the same, regardless of gender, in both countries. From the ages of seven to 19 ...
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 comes as a side order to cheap food
The Boston Globe - 8/24/2015 4:33:18 AM
the United States can boast the lowest food costs in the world, but obesity afflicts one of every three adults. There are some exceptions to this rule. Asian countries like Japan and South Korea manage to have both affordable food and low obesity rates.
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 ...
U.S. obesity rate levels off, but still an epidemic
USA Today - 10/18/2013 10:01:22 AM
Obesity among U.S. adults is continuing to level off after several decades of skyrocketing growth, new government data show. In 2012, about 34.9% of the people in this country were obese ... according to the latest statistics from the National Center ...
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.
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 ...