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
Out of obesity
Fiji Times - 8/21/2016 9:14:27 PM
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the world obesity rate has doubled since 1980. Statistics provided by the WHO in 2014 showed a whopping 1.9 billion adults were overweight ... from the US were found in countries in the Oceania region.
The Genetics of Obesity: Are You Destined to Be Fat?
marksdailyapple.com - 8/30/2016 5:50:30 PM
And there’s a large trove of evidence showing that a person’s genetics are really good at predicting their risk of obesity. A 1990 study took 12 pairs of adult male ... Most modern countries are in similar boats, and obesity rates are climbing across ...
Countries With The Highest Prevalence Of Stomach Cancer In The World
worldatlas.com - 8/25/2016 5:13:29 PM
Smoking, obesity, and prior stomach ... This article takes a look at the countries with the highest prevalence of stomach cancer. Countries With The Highest Prevalence Of Stomach Cancer Around the world, gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer ...
Tuilaepa warns against cheap food imports
Radio New Zealand - 8/31/2016 8:02:20 AM
The forum comes two months after a World health Organisation ... world put Pacific island countries at the top of malnutrition statistics. Pacific countries made up eight of the top ten countries with the highest prevalence of adult obesity, with Palau ...
Battling the bulge - Malta has the worst obesity rate in the EU
Times of Malta - 8/18/2016 5:00:19 PM
According to the World Health ... in childhood obesity and we all have heard the shocking statistics around the rates of obesity among children here in Malta,” Gerada said. “If you do not deal with this crisis, you are committing your country to ...
I went to Italy to eat, and learned an ugly truth about the Italian diet
Vox - 8/22/2016 11:26:17 AM
Here are three things I learned: 1) Italy’s childhood overweight and obesity rates are among the highest in the world ... in the prevalence of overweight (including obesity) in adults and projections and recent estimates in selected OECD countries.
Obesity rates tripled in developing countries – survey
RT - 1/3/2014 12:04:48 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 ...
Kerala Implements ‘Fat Tax’ to Curb Obesity
India - 8/23/2016 5:08:42 PM
Last month, in an effort to curb obesity rates, Kerala–one of the top tourist destinations in India–implemented a “fat tax.” According to Fortune and a number of other reports, for the first time in the country ... world. The number of adults ...
Diabetes treatment could be revolutionised by making people cold
THE CONVERSATION - 8/18/2016 11:45:21 AM
Human babies have it, too, but for a long time it was thought to disappear in adults ... to compare different countries. Instead we focused on just one country – the US, which has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. We recovered data on ...
Lessons for Ireland from UK’s war on child obesity
Irish World News - 8/26/2016 2:56:17 PM
Rates of obesity are rising in both UK and Ireland at ... For females again the two countries will top the obesity poll by 2025, with 38 per cent of British women set to be obese and 37 per cent of Irish women if current lifestyle trends stay the same.
Obesity can be fought by greater awareness
dubaiinformer.com - 8/20/2016 1:56:00 AM
SHARJAH: The obesity rate among females in the UAE amounts to 45 per cent, and about 34 per cent among adult males, according to statistics of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for 2015. This was pointed out by Dr Elham Al Amiri, Deputy Chairman of ...
Obesity: a public health failure?
thefreelibrary.com - 8/22/2016 12:34:53 AM
With one-third of its population overweight and another one-third obese (Ogden, Carroll, Kit, & Flegal, 2012), America has the highest obesity rate among developed countries in the world ... to reduce the prevalence of obesity among adults to less than ...
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 ...
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 ...
A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight
Time - 5/29/2014 10:23:14 AM
Obesity rates ... than adult women. In the developing world, the opposite is true. The prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescents worldwide has increased by nearly 50 percent since 1980, the study says, and no country on Earth has ...