|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
WHO calls on countries to reduce sugars intake among adults and children
WHO - 3/5/2015 10:13:17 AM
Worldwide intake of free sugars varies by age, setting and country. In Europe, intake in adults ... or obese than children with a low intake of sugar-sweetened drinks. The recommendation is further supported by evidence showing higher rates of dental ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
It’s important to note that the definitions for overweight can vary by country and ... 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 ...
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 ...
Special report: Obesity rate in the UAE double the world average
The National - 2/19/2015 12:07:07 AM
Obesity ... in this country had not decreased. “Studies suggest that between one third and half of all children in UAE are still overweight or obese,” said Dr Nadler. “The UAE ranks among the highest obesity rates in the world, for adults and ...
The Most Obese Countries In The World
Yahoo Finance - 1/23/2015 4:16:53 PM
Obesity has been steadily increasing in countries all over the world — and as of 2014, more than half a billion adults worldwide ... gallery The prevalence of obesity is highest in the Americas, with 61% overweight in both sexes. Obesity rates are ...
Slash sugar intake to fight obesity, tooth decay: WHO
Yahoo News - 3/4/2015 2:53:39 PM
GENEVA (Reuters) - Adults and children must cut the amount of sugar they consume by as much as half in North America and Western Europe and even more in other areas to lower risk of obesity ... in countries like Spain and Britain. Data showed rates among ...
'Obesity rates climbing worldwide'
Times of India - 5/29/2014 5:04:06 PM
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 ...
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 ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 10:47:42 PM
But countries like China and India have massive populations, and their rates of obesity remain low relative to, say, America's. The maps below show the prevalence of obesity for adult men and women around the world. The darker the blue, the lower the rate.
The most obese countries in the world
zmescience.com - 1/27/2015 7:54:02 PM
Over the past 20 years, obesity rates have more than doubled, now including over a billion adults. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now released its global report card on obesity. See what countries ... Worldwide, the prevalence of obesity has ...
A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight
Time - 5/29/2014 10:23:14 AM
Obesity rates have increased in countries all over the world, but it’s not an evenly ... as having a Body Mass Index of 30 or more) than adult women. In the developing world, the opposite is true. The prevalence of overweight and obese children and ...
Worldwide obesity rates reach all-time high
News-Medical - 5/29/2014 9:11:39 AM
Obesity rates have been steadily climbing over the ... regional and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in 188 countries across all 21 world regions between 1980 and 2013. Overweight was defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 25kg/m² or higher ...
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
Hive Health Media - 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.
Obesity Rates Rising Worldwide, Half of U.S. Could Be Obese by 2030
PBS - 8/25/2011 6:37:10 PM
Obesity is sweeping into low and middle-income countries, reports the World Health Organization ... 1.46 billion overweight adults worldwide, and 502 million of them are considered obese. While nearly all countries are seeing rates rise, the severity ...
The Lancet: Most comprehensive global study to date shows obesity rates climbing worldwide
Science Codex - 5/28/2014 10:53:03 AM
Worldwide, there has been a startling increase in rates of obesity and overweight in both adults ... Lancet. However, the rates vary widely throughout the world with more than half of the world's 671 million obese individuals living in just ten countries ...