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
How Obesity Rates Around The World Have Ballooned
The Huffington Post - 7/25/2016 3:09:47 AM
Over the last 40 years, obesity rates around the world have ballooned. The average adult today is three times as likely to be obese as the average adult in 1975. This map shows how it happened, country-by-country. Each country's color corresponds to its ...
Seven Misconceptions About The Global Obesity Epidemic
Forbes - 7/28/2016 8:28:21 AM
(CIA), UNICEF, the World Health Organization ... In the chart to the right, Syria has an adult obesity rate (27.10%) that is 7.74% higher than the global average of 19.36%. Similarly, you can see how various countries in different continents that have ...
Why the diabetes epidemic isn't only due to poor diet and lack of exercise: Rates are going up because 'people are living longer'
Daily Mail - 7/28/2016 9:57:14 PM
The number of new cases of type 2 diabetes has stabilised during recent years while mortality rates have declined, a new study has found. In Scotland, the prevalence of all ... of the incidence of adult obesity, an established risk factor for type ...
Which country do you think has the tallest people? No, it’s not the US
Hindustan Times - 7/28/2016 10:51:31 AM
Researchers at Imperial College London used data from around the world to track the height of young adults ... National statistics on height can be affected not only by diet and medicine, but also by waves of immigration from countries where people are ...
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.
Research group has possible fix for Milwaukee's obesity problem
WISN 12 - 7/28/2016 3:45:00 PM
Experts said the rate is increasing. In just four years, it has increased by 8 percentage points. Experts said the epidemic in African-Americans in Milwaukee is even worse at 45.1 percent. Children across the country are getting bigger. One in three ...
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 ...
Men at higher risk of dying prematurely from obesity another study
worldtechtoday.com - 7/15/2016 2:48:50 PM
According to The World Health Organization (WHO), 1.3 billion adults across the globe are overweight and 600 million others are classified as obese. Adult obesity is more prevalent ... may not have grimmer survival rates have led to a misunderstanding ...
Obesity rates tripled in developing countries – survey
RT - 1/3/2014 12:04:48 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 ...
A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight
Time - 5/29/2014 10:23:14 AM
Obesity rates ... than adult women. In the developing world, the opposite is true. The prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescents worldwide has increased by nearly 50 percent since 1980, the study says, and no country on Earth has ...
World Obesity Rate on the Rise: 2.1B People Now Overweight or Obese
News Max - 5/30/2014 1:21:00 PM
World obesity has increased ... of overweight boys in developed countries increasing from 8.1 percent to 12.9 percent, and the rate of girls going from 8.4 percent to 13.4 percent. "In adults, estimated prevalence of obesity exceeded 50 percent in men ...
The Most Obese Countries In The World
The Business Insider - 1/23/2015 11:16:14 AM
Obesity has been steadily increasing in countries all over the world — and as of 2014, more than half a billion adults worldwide ... The prevalence of obesity is highest in the Americas, with 61% overweight in both sexes. Obesity rates are low in the ...
Armenia posts obesity rate of 20%: report
PanARMENIAN Network - 6/17/2016 5:02:15 PM
PanARMENIAN.Net - Adult ... the World Health Organization says, with the 9% of people suffering from the disorder globally. Based on the exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) rate (under 6 months), the country comes in the 72nd at 34.6%, the current EBF prevalence ...
Worldwide obesity rates reach all-time high
News-Medical - 5/29/2014 9:11:39 AM
Obesity rates have been steadily climbing over the last three decades and the number of adults and children ... regional and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in 188 countries across all 21 world regions between 1980 and 2013.
World Obesity Study Shows Alarming Trend: U.S. In Top Ten Obese Countries
The Inquisitr - 4/3/2016 8:22:45 AM
A recent study reported by The Lancet shows that world obesity ... mortality rates shadow the underweight population. According to the study, current interventions and policies haven’t been able to stop the rise of obesity in most countries, but measures ...