Country Comparison > Obesity - adult prevalence rate

RankCountryObesity - adult prevalence rate (%)
1American Samoa74.6
2Tokelau63.4
3Tonga56
4Kiribati50.6
5Saudi Arabia35.6
6United States33.9
7United Arab Emirates33.7
8Egypt30.3
9Kuwait28.8
10New Zealand26.5
11Seychelles25.1
12Fiji23.9
13Mexico23.6
14Canada23.1
15Israel22.9
16United Kingdom22.7
17Greece22.5
18Croatia22.3
19Chile21.9
20Bosnia and Herzegovina21.7
21Malta20.7
22Lithuania19.7
23Jordan19.5
24Poland18
25Hungary17.7
26France16.9
27Australia16.4
28Malaysia16.3
29Peru16.3
30Turkey16.1
31Morocco16
32Zimbabwe15.7
33Finland15.7
34Spain15.6
35Latvia15.6
36Czech Republic15.1
37Slovenia15
38Estonia14.4
39Slovakia14.3
40Portugal14.2
41Iran14.2
42Colombia13.7
43Lebanon13.5
44Ireland13
45Germany12.9
46Bulgaria12.4
47Iceland12.4
48Sweden12
49Cuba11.8
50Denmark11.4
51Brazil11.1
52Austria11
53Belgium10.8
54Norway10
55Mongolia9.8
56Italy9.8
57Romania8.6
58Switzerland8.2
59Thailand7.8
60Singapore6.9
61Philippines4.3
62Eritrea3.3
63Korea, South3.2
64Japan3.1
65China2.9
66Indonesia2.4
67Madagascar2.1
68Laos1.2
69Vietnam0.5

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, 2012

See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate map

Related News

Study predicts adult obesity prevalence in almost all European countries by 2030
Medical Xpress - 5/9/2014 7:50:59 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 ...

Study Predicts Adult Obesity Prevalence In Almost All European Countries By 2030
Newsroom America - 5/9/2014 7:08:02 PM
(Newsroom America) -- Rates of obesity and overweight in both male and females are projected to increase in almost all countries ... plateau in adult obesity rates throughout Europe. In England, for example, although the increase in obesity prevalence ...

Childhood obesity rates appear to have become stable over the last decade: Study
Food World News - 7/21/2014 6:24:25 PM
Childhood abdominal obesity rates are becoming ... t have chubby kids or chubby adults either." Some age groups are losing weight. For children between ages 2 and 5, abdominal obesity actually saw a significant decrease in prevalence.

Rates of abdominal obesity leveling off among kids
Win 98.5 - 7/21/2014 8:08:48 AM
“Even though the trends were flat across the years, the prevalence of ... whose abdominal obesity rates decreased by between three and five percent. Kids who are obese or overweight often remain in that category as adults, Steffen said.

World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
Countries Transformed This change in lifestyle is most evident in the South Pacific. On the list of “fattest ... 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 ...

Kids Don’t Know How Overweight They Really Are
Daily Beast - 7/29/2014 10:01:00 AM
Wikimedia Commons Given that more than a third of American children and adolescents are now overweight or obese, with obesity rates for children ... of how healthy it is the prevalence of childhood obesity in this country. Reading the results of a new ...

Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030
Science Daily - 5/8/2014 11:55:33 PM
Rates ... prevalence of overweight and obesity in childhood across Europe," as well as the poor data availability in many countries with which to make more certain estimates of the future. European Society of Cardiology. (2014, May 9). Adult obesity ...

Almost half of America’s obese youth don’t know they’re obese
Washington Post - 7/23/2014 11:48:20 AM
The prevalence of weight misperception ... But given the exceptionally high rate of obesity among American adults—which is the highest of any major country (paywall) in the world—the lack of self-perception found in the country's obese children ...

Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 9:50:26 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 ...

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 ...

'Obesity rates climbing worldwide'
Times of India - 5/29/2014 5:04:06 PM
Researchers have claimed that 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 ...

Obesity rates climbing worldwide: The Lancet
TruthDive - 5/29/2014 4:39:38 AM
However, the rates vary widely throughout the world with more than half of the ... and the USA. 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 ...

Worldwide obesity rates see 'startling' increase over past 3 decades
Medical News Today - 5/29/2014 8:28:42 AM
The researchers found that over the past 33 years, worldwide overweight and obesity rates among adults have ... found that 62% of the world's obese individuals live in developed countries. The US had the highest increases in prevalence of adult obesity ...

How obese is the UK? and how does it compare to other countries?
theguardian.com - 5/28/2014 9:22:59 PM
The analysis of trend data from 188 countries, found that worldwide, the proportion of male adults ... rates of overweight and obesity in children and by country in the downloadable spreadsheet. Click here to explore the IHME's tool which shows data on ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview