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
The world is gaining weight at a shocking rate
Tree Hugger - 1/9/2017 12:22:10 PM
The authors write in their interpretation: “If these [post-2000] trends continue, by 2025, global obesity prevalence ... adults were obese. Today, China’s obesity rate is about 8%, a 16-fold increase in the most populous country in the world.”
11 Fattest Countries in The World
INSIDER MONKEY - 1/17/2017 1:38:34 PM
The problem of obesity is a modern one, with large sections of the global population becoming overweight late in the 20th century and into the 21st, and the prevalence is especially high in the 11 fattest countries in the world. Changes in lifestyle over ...
MAPS: America's $200 billion obesity problem by state and age group
Yahoo Finance - 1/18/2017 5:19:18 PM
The United States is one of the most overweight nations in the world. The US Senate Committee on Finance estimates that obesity-related health care costs over $200 billion each year. The rates of obesity in adults across the country are vastly different ...
Overweight affects almost half the population of all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean except for Haiti
ReliefWeb - 1/19/2017 4:49:28 PM
With the exception of Haiti (38.5 percent), Paraguay (48.5precent) and Nicaragua (49.4percent), overweight affects more than half the population of all countries in the region. The report also noted obesity ... prevalence in the Caribbean where the rate ...
Here’s how quickly the world became obese in one eye-popping map
Global News - 1/5/2017 9:56:35 AM
We all know the world is grappling with a global obesity ... Here’s a look at the map he built: the colour of each country represents its adult obesity rate in the year shown. Galka retrieved the statistics from a comprehensive study published in The ...
Global Obesity Surgery Devices Market Growing at a CAGR of 9.6% over the Forecast Period by 2020
satprnews.com - 1/16/2017 7:20:22 AM
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 ...
The America Donald Trump Is Inheriting, By The Numbers
NPR News - 1/19/2017 8:38:32 PM
We have gathered together dozens of statistics to show how the nation that Trump inherits (and the rest of the world) has changed over time ... to have some dismal stats in a few health areas. Adult obesity continues to climb, and the opioid epidemic ...
Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030
Science Daily - 5/8/2014 11:55:33 PM
The highest obesity prevalence in females was projected in Ireland (47 percent), and the lowest in Romania (10 percent). Rates of obesity ... (2014, May 9). Adult obesity predicted in almost all European countries by 2030. ScienceDaily.
Guess what Egypt, other countries are famous for?
egyptindependent.com - 1/13/2017 8:49:50 AM
according to statistics in 2004; while in January 2015, the number of Syrian refugees displaced to Jordan surpassed 620,000 refugees, which is 10 percent of the country's population. Moreover childhood obesity is highest in Libya according to the World ...
Obesity rates tripled in developing countries – survey
RT - 1/3/2014 2:06:30 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 ...
Global Obesity Crisis
sparkpeople.com - 1/14/2017 3:50:59 PM
(1) "By 2010, rates of obesity had increased yet more; over 69 percent of American adults had become overweight or obese. And the same changes had happened worldwide; the number of overweight and obese adults around the world began creeping up in the 1970 ...
Childhood obesity starts in the womb?
News-Medical - 1/11/2017 7:33:27 AM
The emphasis has now changed in developed countries and more recently to developing countries too, to the effects of maternal obesity, which is remarkably ... Then we did further statistics where we looked to see whether this was due to any changes in ...
Mississippi has highest obesity rate; Colorado has lowest
usatoday30.usatoday.com - 8/13/2012 1:43:12 AM
Mississippi has the highest obesity rate ... about 36% of U.S. adults are obese. Extra weight raises the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other problems. The new study does not offer an overall obesity rate for the country, but breaks down ...
Are eight men as wealthy as half the world’s population?
The Economist online - 1/19/2017 3:37:53 PM
The world’s least wealthy include over 420m adults whose debts exceed their assets, leaving them with negative net worth. Most of this net debt is owed by people in high-income countries ... do however appear in income statistics. So whereas the bottom ...
Ireland's obesity rate among world's worst
The Irish Times - 4/1/2016 12:54:09 AM
One-quarter of the world’s severely obese adults live in the same six countries. By 2025 ... we have changed from a world in which underweight prevalence was more than double that of obesity, to one in which more people are obese than underweight ...