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
The world is gaining weight at a shocking rate
Tree Hugger - 1/9/2017 12:22:10 PM
The authors write in their interpretation: “If these [post-2000] trends continue, by 2025, global obesity prevalence ... adults were obese. Today, China’s obesity rate is about 8%, a 16-fold increase in the most populous country in the world.”
Anti-Obesity Prescription Market Is Expected To Continue Flourishing In Developed and Developing Regions Of World, 2020
Medgadget - 1/12/2017 7:32:16 AM
According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report published in 2014, around 3.4 million adults ... to increasing prevalence of obesity and lifestyle associated diseases. Asia followed by the Europe are expected to show high growth rates in the next ...
Here’s how quickly the world became obese in one eye-popping map
Global News - 1/5/2017 9:56:35 AM
We all know the world is grappling with a global obesity ... Here’s a look at the map he built: the colour of each country represents its adult obesity rate in the year shown. Galka retrieved the statistics from a comprehensive study published in The ...
How the world got fat: a visualisation of global obesity over 40 years
muskegonpundit.blogspot.com - 1/4/2017 6:40:19 PM
... each country represents its adult obesity rate in the year shown. Hover over a country to see what its obesity rate was in 1975 and what it is today. ...Since 1975, obesity rates have risen in every country in the world, without exception. That ...
Global Obesity Surgery Devices Market Growing at a CAGR of 9.6% over the Forecast Period by 2020
satprnews.com - 1/16/2017 7:20:22 AM
Increasing prevalence ... countries in Asia Pacific. South East Asia and Western Pacific regions are facing an epidemic of obesity-associated diseases such as cardiovascular disorders and diabetes. China and India accounted for around 15% of the world ...
UK researcher traces molecular pathways to obesity and cardiovascular disease
KY Forward - 1/3/2017 5:48:25 AM
The World Economic ... s highest obesity and CVD rates. CVD is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than a third of American lives annually. Rates of obesity, a co-morbidity of CVD, continue to rise in both countries, with ...
Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030
Science Daily - 5/8/2014 11:55:33 PM
The highest obesity prevalence in females was projected in Ireland (47 percent), and the lowest in Romania (10 percent). Rates of obesity ... (2014, May 9). Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030. ScienceDaily.
Nobel economist: One-percenters, pay your taxes
CNN - 1/16/2017 11:05:16 PM
Of course, if ordinary citizens don't have incomes with which to buy the products made by the world's corporations, how can those corporations prosper? That's consistent with the findings of the International Monetary Fund: that countries with less ...
Guess what Egypt, other countries are famous for?
egyptindependent.com - 1/13/2017 8:49:50 AM
according to statistics in 2004; while in January 2015, the number of Syrian refugees displaced to Jordan surpassed 620,000 refugees, which is 10 percent of the country's population. Moreover childhood obesity is highest in Libya according to the World ...
Global Obesity Crisis
sparkpeople.com - 1/14/2017 3:50:59 PM
(1) "By 2010, rates of obesity had increased yet more; over 69 percent of American adults had become overweight or obese. And the same changes had happened worldwide; the number of overweight and obese adults around the world began creeping up in the 1970 ...
Obesity rates tripled in developing countries – survey
RT - 1/3/2014 2:06:30 PM
The study carried out by the UK-based think-tank Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reveals the rate of obesity in developing countries is almost double ... The study calculates that over one-third of the world’s adult population – around 1.45 ...
Childhood obesity starts in the womb?
News-Medical - 1/11/2017 7:33:27 AM
The emphasis has now changed in developed countries and more recently to developing countries too, to the effects of maternal obesity, which is remarkably ... Then we did further statistics where we looked to see whether this was due to any changes in ...
Mississippi has highest obesity rate; Colorado has lowest
usatoday30.usatoday.com - 8/13/2012 1:43:12 AM
Mississippi has the highest obesity rate ... about 36% of U.S. adults are obese. Extra weight raises the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other problems. The new study does not offer an overall obesity rate for the country, but breaks down ...
Obesity-Linked Diagnoses On The Rise Among Kids And Teens
NPR News - 1/12/2017 9:55:26 AM
To keep the Fair Health statistics in perspective ... Chiefly, he said, the country needs to find more effective ways to prevent obesity from occurring in children in the first place. And, he notes, that's difficult. "We're pretty poor at getting people ...
Ireland's obesity rate among world's worst
The Irish Times - 4/1/2016 12:54:09 AM
One-quarter of the world’s severely obese adults live in the same six countries. By 2025 ... we have changed from a world in which underweight prevalence was more than double that of obesity, to one in which more people are obese than underweight ...