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
US obesity rate by state: Arkansas, West Virginia, Mississippi with highest prevalence of obese adults
latinoshealth.com - 9/24/2015 9:25:49 AM
The new US obesity rate by state ... is still a high prevalence of obesity in the country. Contribute to this Story Send us a tip Send us a photo or video Suggest a correction CNN reports that an alarming one-third of the American adult population are ...
11 Countries with Highest Abortion Rates in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 9/28/2015 7:48:01 AM
What are the countries with the highest abortion rates in the world? Even in a world which has made so much progress, abortion still remains an extremely sensitive topic to mention, let alone discuss, unlike other topics such as obesity, which was covered ...
CDC Report Lists State By State Obesity Rates In 2014
WMFD - 9/26/2015 4:22:48 AM
... and Prevention shows obesity rates across the country are steady, but still high. Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi were states with the highest adult obesity rates. They had an obesity prevalence rate of 35-percent or greater. Ohio came in ...
Kenya Only Country in the World Set to Meet Five Health Targets
AllAfrica - 9/28/2015 12:55:49 PM
Kenya is the only country in the world that is on course to meet all five World ... "Although countries are increasingly meeting goals for combating stunting and wasting, the prevalence of adult obesity rose in every single country between 2010 and 2014 ...
Alabama in obesity war against self
Montgomery Advertiser - 10/7/2015 11:15:04 PM
Providing education and statistics and food diagrams and increased education ... The state stood at 11.2 percent in 1990.) U.S. adult obesity rates remained mostly steady — but high — this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio ...
Report: Native Americans in AZ have highest obesity rate in US
Tucson News Now - 10/7/2015 11:47:53 AM
Native Americans in Arizona have the highest obesity rate in the country ... Now the whole world changed around them, now we have all these McDonalds'. You name it," he said. According to the obesity report, 4 out of 5 Native American adults are obese ...
Here are the countries that eat the most fat — and the US isn't No.1
Yahoo Finance - 9/30/2015 3:02:18 PM
America may be the world's leader in the obesity epidemic, but it's not the leader in the amount of fat we eat. In terms of overall fat consumption, we're ranked twelfth in a list of the top 20 countries who eat the most fat, according to a recent research ...
Weight of the union: Obesity by state
CNN - 9/21/2015 11:55:31 PM
(CNN)New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control find that while adult obesity rates remain steady, they are still high around the country. In a state-by-state ... While the Midwest had the greatest prevalence of obesity, the South was not far behind ...
Supersized UAE? Time to go on a diet after obesity rates rise
Al Bawaba - 9/28/2015 7:05:04 AM
The worldwide prevalence of obesity has more than doubled between 1980 and 2014, with 13 per cent of the world’s adult population alone found to be obese last year. In a survey released this year by Zurich International Life, 47.5 per cent of UAE ...
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 ...
Obesity rates increasing in the UAE
Zawya - 9/26/2015 7:43:14 AM
The worldwide prevalence of obesity has more than doubled between 1980 and 2014, with 13 per cent of the world's adult population alone found to be obese last year. In a survey released this year by Zurich International Life, 47.5 per cent of UAE residents ...
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.
Obesity Driving Rising U.S. Health Costs
Medicine Net - 10/4/2015 8:09:32 AM
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is a big factor driving soaring rates of chronic disease in the United ... stabilize this persistent rise in obesity among adults and kids in this country," he said. In addition, experts must find better and ...
WHO: Worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980
Top News - 9/28/2015 3:18:59 PM
As per the World Health Organization (WHO), updated last January 2015, obesity in the world has more than doubled since 1980. Last year, over 1.9 billion adults ... industrialized countries have experienced similar increases, obesity rates in the United ...
Obesity rates climbing worldwide, most comprehensive global study to date shows
Science Daily - 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
However, the rates vary widely throughout the world with ... increases 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 ...