|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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Metabolic syndrome common but rates stable among U.S. adults
Win 98.5 - 5/19/2015 12:11:56 PM
(Reuters Health) - About a third of U.S. adults have a collection of risk factors that increases their risk of heart disease and strokes, according to new research. While previous studies found an increasing prevalence ... in obesity rates followed a ...
Diabetes, hypertension: THE SILENT KILLERS
Jamaica Observer - 5/25/2015 7:25:39 AM
Thus the rates of communicable diseases ... 15-74 years of age show an upward trend in the prevalence of obesity, hypertension and diabetes," she said. Dr Davis said the top 10 leading causes of death in the world published by the World Health Organisation ...
Metabolic syndrome threatens one third of U.S. adults
United Press International - 5/20/2015 10:16:13 AM
Despite the slight rise in prevalence to a full third of the country between 2003 and 2008 ... health complications of metabolic syndrome has helped, which is why obesity rates have stabilized -- something considered key to overall syndrome rates ...
WHO Reports: Obesity Crisis In Europe
Science 2.0 - 5/21/2015 2:18:25 PM
A recent study from the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that UK obesity rates are set to continue ... of Greek men overweight by 2030. Many countries can apparently expect to see over half of their adults above the healthy weight limit and ...
The most obese countries in the world
zmescience.com - 1/27/2015 7:54:02 PM
Over the past 20 years, obesity rates have more than doubled, now including over a billion adults. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now released its global report card on obesity. See what countries ... Worldwide, the prevalence of obesity has ...
33 Percent Of U.S. Adults At Risk For Metabolic Syndrome
American Live Wire - 5/20/2015 3:31:11 PM
Despite the slight raise in prevalence to a third of the country between 2003 and 2008 ... the potential health complications of metabolic syndrome – which is why obesity rates have also stabilized, something considered key to overall syndrome rates ...
Eight in 10 Australians want a new tax on sugary soft drinks to tackle childhood obesity - but how much would YOU be willing to pay?
Daily Mail - 5/15/2015 7:16:02 AM
Currently one in four Australian children and 63 per cent of adults are overweight or obese and these statistics will continue to rise if we don’t take serious action to reduce this enormous national burden that is now becoming an epidemic.' A tax rate ...
Double Trouble: Stunted Children at Higher Risk of Obesity
Medscape News - 5/21/2015 1:21:09 PM
PRAGUE — Children who are stunted are more likely to be at risk of overweight and obesity than children of normal height, according to a new study among 2- to 5-year-olds in Indonesia, the world's fourth most populous nation. And while the prevalence of ...
Horowitz: Obesity is a Big-Time Societal Expense
Go Local Worcester - 5/18/2015 11:54:38 PM
These findings--part of a new study conductedby the Center on Social and Economic Dynamics at Brookings Institution, inpartnership with the World Food Center ... one-in-three American adults are now obese. Overall, obesity rates for childrenare also ...
According to new findings, Metabolic syndrome is more common in people over 60
esbtrib.com - 5/23/2015 11:34:23 PM
The only way to know the country ... factor aside from obesity. Age seem to s to have a great effect on metabolic syndrome. Young people are rarely affected by it at the rate of only 18 percent In the case of adults, the prevalence is almost 47 percent ...
Cancer now India's biggest killer, claims 5lakh yearly
Daily News and Analysis - 5/23/2015 6:02:07 AM
"Too many people are being faced with the devastating diagnosis each year - brain tumours kill more children and adults ... to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Given the high prevalence rate, it is a huge concern that the country's healthcare ...
Aseem Malhotra: Forget the Fitbit. Focus on lunch.
TwinCities Pioneer Press - 5/24/2015 11:58:51 AM
Still, obesity has continued to surge around the world. Nearly one in three people alive today is overweight or obese -- two out of three adults in the United States -- and no country has lowered its obesity rate since ... rise in the prevalence of Type ...