|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
15.8% of men, 32.1% of women suffer from obesity in Azerbaijan
en.apa.az - 5/16/2013 9:08:58 AM
Azerbaijan has managed to reduce case-detection rate ... World Health Organization. According to the statistics, incidence rate for tuberculosis was 682 in 2000, 113 in 2-13 in Azerbaijan. Prevalence of tuberculosis (per 100 000 population) was 117 in the ...
Bariatric dietitian joins Mafraq Hospital to help combat growing prevalence of childhood obesity
ameinfo.com - 5/22/2013 2:56:47 AM
Mafraq Hospital, owned and operated by the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company PJSC (Seha), has put more resources into fighting paediatric obesity, a growing worldwide medical problem. In support of efforts to combat childhood obesity in the UAE, Rawan Al ...
Countries with most fast food restaurants have highest obesity rates
HULIQ - 5/11/2013 11:55:22 PM
This study isn't going to reflect well on Subway restaurants, the largest fast food chain in the world ... in 26 countries, the higher the number of restaurants in a particular country was correlative to a higher obesity rate within that country.
Super-sized citizens: The relationship between a country's fast-food outlets and its obesity rates
Medical Xpress - 5/16/2013 8:14:42 PM
have a higher prevalence of obesity than countries with a low density (like Norway and Japan). The recent explosion in the number of fast-food outlets is down to more than just their 'special sauce'. The authors suggest that the rapid global ...
Welsh smoking rate fall of just 1% since 2007 smoking ban sparks health expert concerns
WalesOnline - 5/17/2013 5:47:21 AM
Chris Mulholland, head of British Lung Foundation Wales, said ... “We need to be investing in comprehensive quit smoking campaigns, delivering more flexible cessation services and tackling illicit tobacco in our communities. “We also need to ...
1 in 12 Canadian adults in hospital infected with superbug, study finds
Global News - 5/14/2013 1:29:03 PM
TORONTO – On any given day, about one in 12 adults in hospitals across ... and found one notable difference: VRE rates were significantly lower in Eastern Canada than elsewhere in the country. The prevalence of MRSA and C. diff cases did not vary much ...
The dentist's chair for 71-stone patients: £25,000 supersized recliners installed as obesity toll rises
Daily Mail - 5/18/2013 12:52:41 AM
A study published in the British Dental Journal said the cost implications of replacing equipment to cope with overweight patients would have a ‘very serious’ impact on NHS resources. NHS surgeries cannot turn patients away for being too heavy to be ...
One child in 12 is UNDERweight: But they're ignored because of obesity crisis
Daily Mail - 5/12/2013 11:11:14 PM
Growing numbers of English children are underweight – and their plight is being overlooked because of an obsession with obesity, it is feared. One in 12 nine-year-olds was found to be worryingly thin in a recent study, the equivalent of two or three in ...
UPDATE: First US Patent for Vaccine Treatment of Obesity Is Awarded to Braasch Biotech LLC
Marketwatch - 5/9/2013 5:59:50 PM
The prevalence ... in the world. Obesity is a risk factor for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, gall bladder disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and type-2 diabetes. According to the WHO, currently 1 in 5 adults ...
Eating insects could help fight obesity, and world hunger: report
eCanadaNow - 5/14/2013 11:05:53 AM
“Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly, and they have high growth and feed conversion rates and a low environmental ... to halt hunger in children and adults around the world; in many western countries the main barrier against ...
Weight Watchers: A Value Opportunity Or A Value Trap?
Seeking Alpha - 5/15/2013 12:52:04 PM
and countries in Europe. In 2000, no state in the U.S. had obesity prevalence of over 30%, but in 2010, there were 12. It appears the obesity epidemic is increasing at an accelerating rate. According to the CDC, in 2010 about 35.7% of US adults were obese.
Obesity crisis forces dentists to buy supersized chairs
Gulf News - 5/18/2013 12:48:30 PM
“With almost all new seats that are being made now for public places people are having to think about new widths because, with three-quarters of the adult population overweight ... aware that the rise in the prevalence of obesity within the UK population ...
Globally more people die from being overweight and obese than from being underweight warns The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy
PRWeb - 5/12/2013 1:09:56 PM
In many European countries 50% of the population are overweight or obese ... were overweight with an estimated 500 million adults worldwide being obese (over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women). The World Health Organisation has confirmed ...
UC researching issues facing asthma sufferers
community.scoop.co.nz - 5/12/2013 11:39:52 PM
New Zealand has one of the highest asthma prevalence rates among developed countries. About 130 New Zealanders die ... New Zealand has the second highest prevalence of asthma in the world after the United Kingdom. Possible factors include diet, climate ...