|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
Global Anti-Obesity Drugs Market
The Street - 10/17/2014 5:20:00 AM
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blogs.biomedcentral.com - 10/14/2014 11:14:19 AM
Both are co-authors on a research article published in BMC Public Health that has found that although childhood obesity rates remain ... groups in some countries reporting a slowing down and possible decline in overweight and obesity prevalence.
Childhood obesity rates have levelled off since 2002
Irish Examiner - 10/13/2014 11:32:49 PM
“The World Health Organisation is looking at the causes for these trends at the moment through COSI [the Child Obesity Surveillance Initiative]. That’s looking at Ireland among eight European countries ... suggests prevalence rates of childhood obesity ...
PH, India lead nations with highest obesity levels
ABS-CBN News - 10/20/2014 12:37:17 AM
The global prevalence of combined overweight and obesity has risen in all regions, increasing among adults from 24 ... to obesity in developing countries like the Philippines are numerous. One leading factor is increasing world and domestic food prices ...
Rising Global Obesity Levels To Cost $47 Trillion Over The Next Two Decades
middleeastevents.com - 10/22/2014 9:38:56 AM
Rising obesity rates are proving to be a weighty problem for the countries of the GCC ... Estimated prevalence of obesity among women in 2013 stood at 58.6 per cent in Kuwait (third highest in the world), at 54.7 per cent in Qatar (sixth highest globally ...
Mississippi and West Virginia Have the Highest Adult Obesity Rates, New Study Finds
The Latin Post - 9/5/2014 9:37:24 AM
... in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, especially in the south, making America the most obese major country in the world. Mississippi and West Virginia topped the scale, with an adult obesity rate of 35 percent, according to a report ...
3 out of 10 Filipino adults are overweight, obese – report
GMA Network - 10/21/2014 8:42:51 AM
"6.8 na ang prevalence natin ng obesity based on the BMI classification, dati 5.2 lang reported in 2008. So, there is a significant increase," said Sy. The report was based on the World Health ... hip ratio among adults in the country in recent years.
Five Arabian Gulf countries among top 15 for diabetes
The National - 10/12/2014 5:21:46 PM
Latest figures from the International Diabetes Federation suggest that 382 million people in the world ... 10 countries worldwide. These statistics indicate that the region has high risk factors for diabetes, mostly related to rising obesity rates ...
IDB and PepsiCo Foundation Launch Innovative Program to Prevent Undernutrition and Obesity in Latin American Infants
Yahoo Finance - 10/15/2014 1:29:09 PM
Undernutrition hinders a child's ability to learn and reach his or her full potential as an adult. At the same time, rising incomes across the region have correlated to an increase in childhood obesity ... countries and territories around the world.
Obesity and overweight
WHO - 10/22/2014 4:05:29 PM
Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults ... countries with emerging economies (classified by the World Bank as lower- and middle-income countries) the rate of increase ...
South Africa's Battle of the Bulge
AllAfrica - 10/15/2014 2:19:15 PM
According to Naude, there is a high likelihood that an overweight or obese teenager will become an overweight or obese adult. "South Africa is the fattest country in sub-Saharan Africa, and ranks among the world's ... also indicate prevalence of unhealthy ...
FAO: Egypt suffers from malnutrition among children under five, obesity in adults
egyptindependent.com - 10/25/2014 10:18:20 AM
Obesity rates in Egypt exceed 40 percent which represents a threat to productivity, health, and the state budget in treatment, said Hashem. She added that Egypt comes within the first ten countries that ... with the World Health Organization for the ...
The Unrest In Hong Kong And China's Bigger Urban Crisis
Forbes - 10/14/2014 1:13:02 AM
And this process is far from over: United Nations projections indicate that over the next 20 years, China’s urban population will increase by 250 million, even as national population growth rates ... country. The population of Shanghai, a cosmopolitan ...
1 in 20 Afghans Use Drugs Despite Expensive U.S. Efforts to Eradicate Drug Crops
Alter Net - 10/11/2014 8:47:33 AM
It is estimated that the war-torn country of Afghanistan produces 80 percent of the world ... adult women, 7.2 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively; or an overall prevalence of 5.1 percent for any adult. However, women had the triple the usage rate ...
Data from federal survey reveals declining obesity rates among New Mexico adults
Greenfield Daily Reporter - 9/6/2014 5:40:00 AM
The Health Department says new data analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal a decrease in the prevalence of self-reported obesity among New Mexico adults. The data showed a 0.7 percentage point decrease in the rate of all adults ...