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
New Zealand obesity campaigner quits saying country has made 'no progress'
The Guardian - 11/27/2015 2:47:47 AM
will close its website and Toomath says she will release a book on obesity next year which will be her “swan song”. New Zealand is the third fattest nation of the OECD countries, according to official statistics. One in every three New Zealand adults ...
The 16 Countries More Obese Than America Are Mostly Islands: Explaining Obesity Rates By Country
Medical Daily - 11/20/2015 12:14:26 PM
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Is obesity an undermined public health issue in developing India?
IBN LIve - 11/23/2015 7:17:23 AM
Most of the developing and underdeveloped (economically) countries ... rise in obesity/overweight in India over past several years and is evident through World Health Organization (2015) data. Prevalence of overweight in adults is increased to 22% (2014 ...
Obesity still on the rise despite growing prevention efforts
Merced Sun-Star - 11/18/2015 1:39:43 AM
Obesity prevalence in the country continues to rise despite growing efforts by states and counties to promote healthier lifestyles. A new estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed the obesity rate among adults in the U.S. crept ...
Millions of women severely undernourished in low- and middle-income countries
Science Codex - 11/24/2015 4:24:24 AM
Boston/Toronto - More than 18 million women in low- and middle-income countries around the world are severely undernourished ... "What was also striking was that there was no decline in the prevalence of severe adult undernutrition in the past two decades ...
Adult Obesity in US Rising, Youth Rates Ste
NYSE Post - 11/15/2015 1:14:39 AM
According to the report's summary, more than one-third of adults, or 37 percent, and 17 percent of youth in the country are considered ... "Where there is a high prevalence of obesity, there are high rates of preventable chronic disease", Katz said.
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 ...
Could #MeatlessMonday Curb Childhood Obesity?
The Latin Post - 11/16/2015 1:49:15 AM
Could Meatless Monday help to curb childhood obesity in our nation's elementary and high schools? National obesity rates continue to surge ... findings in that revealed the prevalence of obesity is 36 percent in adults and 17 percent in youth.
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
Hive Health Media - 9/26/2010 11:53:21 PM
Since the 1980s, obesity has spread at an alarming rate. Across OECD countries, one in 2 adults is currently overweight and 1 ... Our kids haven’t been spared – we have allowed 1 in 3 of the world’s kids to become overweight.
Weight Loss and Obesity Management Market Segments, Opportunity, Growth and Forecast By End-use Industry 2015-2025: FMI
Empowered News - 11/26/2015 4:17:52 PM
According to the World Health ... globally. Statistics from Mexico Bariatric Center shows that globally, U.S. has the highest prevalence of obesity followed by India and China. Besides, Japan and Australia are also among the top 10 countries for the ...
The world's new top cause of death: Our diets
FOX News - 11/23/2015 9:14:55 PM
Take obesity -- a common product of ... Between 1990 and 2013, diabetes rates shot up in 185 countries worldwide. They decreased or stayed level in just five. Today, one in twelve adults suffers from the Type-2 variant of the disease.
Set an example: cut sugar levels in drinks by law
Trinidad Express Newspapers - 11/19/2015 6:39:11 AM
Much has been said recently about the growing problem, not only in this country but throughout the region, of the high level of obesity, especially in children and young adults. Some of the statistics ... of the highest in the world) of carbonated soft ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 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 ...
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, but it’s not an evenly distributed health problem, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation reported on Wednesday. In the developed world, adult ... two-thirds of the world’s obese ...
Global Diabetes Rates Are Rising as Obesity Spreads
New York Times - 6/8/2015 4:10:05 AM
as obesity and the health problems it spawns have taken hold across the developing world. The prevalence of diabetes has been rising in rich countries for several decades, largely driven by increases in the rate of obesity. More recently, poorer countries ...