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
Obesity: What are We Doing to Our Children?
Times Union - 11/28/2016 6:16:47 AM
I’ve talked about obesity around the world and in the U.S., and how statistics show that the obesity trends continue to increase. It’s bad enough to see the rates increase among adults ... aren’t better in other countries, as I pointed out in ...
Obesity And Health Hazards
Counter Currents - 12/7/2016 1:26:57 AM
Its prevalence has ... combined lakhs of deaths world over. The incidence of obesity in both adults and children during the past three decades has increased drastically, also in other parts of the world, including developing countries such as China and ...
Talk To The Spud: The Weighty Issue Of Obesity And Economics
Forbes - 11/27/2016 8:33:59 AM
Treating obesity and obesity-related conditions costs billions of dollars a year.” And, to drive home the point further, consider these shocking statistics ... World Health Organization indicates “the total number of obese young children in countries ...
Why a sugar tax can beat obesity
The National - 12/7/2016 5:58:57 AM
The UAE has one of the highest levels of obesity in the world ... achieve in adults. Behaviours and food preferences are often established during childhood and can be difficult to modify later in life. To create a cultural shift, some countries have ...
Health of the U.S. falls behind peer countries
Ashtabula Star-Beacon - 11/29/2016 12:24:51 AM
Among high-income countries, the U.S. has the highest obesity rate, with high prevalence rates for obesity in children and in every age group thereafter. U.S. adults age 20 and older ... The United State was once the world leader in education; however ...
Axe junk food price cuts to tackle Scottish obesity, say experts
The Scotsman - 12/2/2016 11:58:38 PM
According to the BDA, obesity rates in Scotland are amongst the highest in the world. The organisation ... Scotland has the highest prevalence of obesity in pregnant women when compared to 11 other European countries where BMI data available.
World Anti-Obesity Day: Is your child's obesity giving you nightmare?
Webindia 123 - 11/26/2016 8:56:39 AM
According to an international journal, by 2025, India will have over 17 million obese children and stand as second highest country in the world with obese children as per Pediatric Obesity. The rising prevalence of obesity in children is also bringing with ...
A New Protein to Cure Obesity and Diabetes
breakingmuscle.com - 11/27/2016 11:57:24 PM
Obesity and diabetes rates in the U.S. have increased steadily over the last two decades. Now, the country has reached an alarming ... and even cancer. 1. Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults and Youth: United States, 2011–2014 Cynthia L.
Global Obesity Surgery Devices Market to Account $2,489.5 Million by 2020 : PMR Study
Medgadget - 12/5/2016 3:41:09 PM
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 ...
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 ...
Poor Nutrition Around the World
Ag Web - 12/5/2016 6:32:57 PM
Although we've all seen photos of emaciated children from Africa on TV, that is but one type of poor nutrition faced by people not only in developing countries but also in the developed world ... overweight and obesity not only in adults but also in ...
An obesity epidemic: 40 years of expanding waistlines, captured in one map
weforum.org - 11/16/2016 2:59:16 PM
To illustrate the rapid rise of obesity rates around the world over the past 40 years, blogger Max Galka created this animated map for his Metrocosm site. The colour of each country represents its adult obesity rate in the year shown at the top left of the ...
Americans’ life expectancy dips as middle-aged see uptick in death rates
Ars Technica - 12/8/2016 7:16:31 AM
The new data analysis, released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), reveals that between 2014 and 2015, eight of the ten leading killers in the country were slightly ... according to the World Bank.
Here’s where obesity rates are highest in the US
www.statnews.com - 9/1/2016 4:00:46 PM
CDCPrevalence of self-reported obesity of US adults. Only six states had obesity rates between 20 and 25 percent: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, and Utah. Obesity prevalence ... is taking a toll on the country’s health.”
Three wins this week for tackling obesity
Medical Xpress - 11/29/2016 2:15:13 PM
When it comes to obesity in Australia, the statistics are alarming – and generally getting worse. The national prevalence of obesity has increased significantly over the past few decades. Roughly three in ten Australian adults are now obese, with a ...