|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
Obesity Linked to Half a Million Cancer Cases Worldwide
Medscape News - 11/25/2014 11:10:27 PM
In 2012, about half a million of cases of cancer around the world were attributed to excess body weight, which extrapolates to 3.6% of all new adult patients. The weight-related cancer burden was highest in developed countries; 63.8% of these obesity ...
Obesity linked to 500K new cancer cases a year
CBS News - 11/26/2014 11:20:35 AM
In Europe, there were 66,000 obesity-related cancer cases. Rates of obesity-related cancers varied widely among countries. Among men ... the rising trends in obesity. The global prevalence of obesity in adults has doubled since 1980.
Obesity costs the world $2 trillion a year, new report suggests
moroccoworldnews.com - 11/26/2014 6:48:35 AM
Ironically, the report added that these figures are almost two and a half times the number of adults and children who are undernourished, saying that if the prevalence of obesity continues on its current trajectory, almost half of the world’s adult ...
Obesity Linked to 500,000 Cancer Cases Per Year
Med India - 11/26/2014 6:58:43 PM
Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the ... countries, as well as within advanced economies themselves. The CONCORD-2 study looked at a key benchmark -- the rate for ...
Study predicts adult obesity prevalence in almost all European countries by 2030
Eurek Alert - 5/9/2014 2:21:42 PM
Rates of obesity and overweight in both male and females are projected to increase in almost all countries ... of any plateau in adult obesity rates throughout Europe. In England, for example, although the increase in obesity prevalence trend is less ...
The whole world is fat! And that ends up costing $2 trillion a year
89.3 KPCC - 11/21/2014 10:39:24 PM
Over the last decade, no country in the world managed to trim its obesity prevalence. Some of the worst rates of obesity are now in the developing ... that if current trends continue, 41 percent of adults in the world will be overweight by the year 2030.
Obesity Linked to Nearly 500,000 New Cancers in 2012 Worldwide
University Herald - 11/26/2014 12:43:30 AM
"Our findings add support for a global effort to address the rising trends in obesity. The global prevalence of obesity in adults has doubled since 1980 ... where the largest increases in the rate of obesity have been seen over the last 30 years."
Economic slowdown tied to rise in obesity in richer nations
worldbulletin.net - 11/26/2014 7:45:51 AM
OECD said the rate of obesity continues to climb across the world's most ... in developed countries is overweight, "more countries have managed to stabilize or even slightly reduce rates of child obesity than they have of adult obesity."
Obesity costs U.S. health system $150 billion a year
San Francisco Gate - 11/27/2014 1:46:45 AM
The obesity rate among children stands at 18 percent ... and catching up fast. “If its prevalence continues on its current trajectory, (41 percent) of the world’s adult population will be overweight or obese by 2030,” according to the McKinsey ...
Richest countries worst hit by obesity-fuelled cancer
South China Morning Post - 11/26/2014 7:27:21 PM
A new study estimates that 3.6 per cent of cancers diagnosed around the world ... obesity and overweight is expected to rise globally along with economic development," said Christopher Wild, IARC's director. The international research team found that ...
Obesity rates climbing worldwide, most comprehensive global study to date shows
Science Daily - 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
Worldwide, there has been a startling increase in rates of obesity and overweight ... In high-income countries, some of the highest increases in adult obesity prevalence have been in the USA (where roughly a third of the adult population are obese ...
Study links obesity to cancer cases
GuernseyPress - 11/26/2014 12:29:11 AM
Eastern bloc countries ... prevalence of obesity in adults has doubled since 1980. If this trend continues it will certainly boost the future burden of cancer, particularly in South America and North Africa, where the largest increases in the rate of ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 10:47:42 PM
And half the world's 671 million obese people live in just 10 countries ... The maps below show the prevalence of obesity for adult men and women around the world. The darker the blue, the lower the rate. Yellow indicates a rate of 20 to 30 percent ...
Association between obesity and cancer
ACSH - 11/26/2014 4:21:14 PM
The global prevalence of obesity in adults has doubled since 1980. If this trend continues it will certainly boost the future burden of cancer, particularly in South America and North Africa, where the largest increases in the rate of obesity have been ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
There are currently 1.6 billion overweight adults in the world. In just 10 years, the WHO projects that number will grow by 40%. As far as comparing the obesity rates of countries, “it’s hard to make automatic comparisons,” says Rigby. “It s more ...