|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
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
The Federated States of Micronesia, Cook Islands, Niue and Tonga round out the top ... Western diet overwhelms, and many people are not genetically engineered to cope with this,” says Rigby. Countries Transformed This change in lifestyle is ...
Obesity Rates Rising Worldwide, Half of U.S. Could Be Obese by 2030
pbs.org - 8/25/2011 10:40:33 PM
There are an estimated 502 million obese adults worldwide. Photo by Flickr user Malingering. The world is getting fatter, and packing on the pounds is not just for wealthy nations anymore. Obesity ... nearly all countries are seeing rates rise, the ...
Obesity Rates Stall, But No Decline
New York Times Blogs - 1/16/2012 11:53:09 PM
“We’re by no means through the epidemic,’’ said Dr. David Ludwig, director of the childhood obesity program at Children’s Hospital in Boston. “Children will be entering adulthood heavier than they’ve ever been at any time in human ...
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
hivehealthmedia.com - 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.
Mexico: The new world champion in obesity rates
VOXXI - 7/8/2013 11:58:10 PM
The race for fattest country ... obesity rate that alarms the world. Sure, there are plenty of healthier choices available in Mexico but just like in the United States, cost is a factor for healthy eating. Perhaps that’s why nearly 70 percent of Mexican ...
Top 10 Most Obese Countries in the World [PHOTOS]
ibtimes.co.in - 10/27/2013 9:14:54 AM
Obesity became a global concern as it took the shape of an epidemic in most developed countries. According to the latest OECD report, the obesity epidemic has slowed down in several countries since 2009. However, in the top five countries mentioned here ...
Global obesity rates are doubling: New worldwide study
examiner.com - 2/4/2011 11:55:28 PM
Nowadays the disease is reaching epidemic proportions around the world, being specifically ... compared data of more than nine million adults 20 years and older in 199 countries and changed the standard obesity statistics with near-doubling results.
U.S. first in obesity among developed countries
Family Practice News Digital Network - 8/8/2013 4:33:23 PM
With an adult obesity rate of 31.8%, the United States is the most obese of the world’s developed countries, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. As of 2008 – the year considered in the report – the ...
U.S. obesity rate levels off, but still an epidemic
USA Today - 10/17/2013 11:52:55 PM
Obesity among U.S. adults is continuing to level off after several decades of skyrocketing growth, new government data show. In 2012, about 34.9% of the people in this country were obese, which is roughly 35 pounds over a healthy weight.
Mexico Is the Fattest Country in the World, Study
universityherald.com - 7/10/2013 2:08:49 PM
... and fat Mexico has now become the world's fattest country with a 32.8 percent adult obesity rate, surpassing United States' 31.8 obesity rate, according to a study released, June by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). About 70 ...
Flat World = Fat World? Milken Institute Study Probes Link Between "Screen Time" and Rising Obesity Rates Across the World
markets.financialcontent.com - 8/22/2012 10:22:14 AM
According to the report, the United States tops the global list with 33.8 percent of its adults obese ... the effect of knowledge-based technology on the prevalence of obesity rates for 27 OECD countries from 1988 - 2009 by using the level of investment ...
Dangerous Liaisons: Obesity and Diabetes
pharmacytimes.com - 10/8/2013 3:06:43 PM
According to the World Health Organization, obesity and T2DM are the biggest public health challenges in the 21st century,10 and obesity’s prevalence continues to increase. In 2000, no single state had an obesity prevalence rate ... 5% of adults are ...
Global asthma prevalence in adults: findings from the cross-sectional world health survey
BioMed Central - 3/18/2012 11:58:22 PM
we estimated that the global prevalence of clinical asthma in adults was 4.5% and varied by as much as 21-fold amongst 70 participating countries. Amongst the population living with clinical asthma, almost one in four was a current smoker, one in two ...
Global Obesity Rates Double Since 1980
The Huffington Post - 2/3/2011 11:56:39 PM
LONDON — The world is becoming a heavier place, especially in the West. Obesity rates worldwide have ... Another 1.5 billion adults were overweight, according to the obesity study. Though richer countries did a better job of keeping blood ...