|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
Phl leads countries with highest obesity levels
News Philippines Yahoo - 10/19/2014 11:25:42 PM
The global prevalence of combined overweight and obesity has risen in all regions, increasing among adults from 24 ... to obesity in developing countries like the Philippines are numerous. One leading factor is increasing world and domestic food prices ...
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 ...
Cautious Optimism As Childhood Obesity Rates In Ireland Plateau
Eurasia Review - 10/14/2014 3:57:40 AM
Childhood overweight and obesity rates ... and obesity prevalence in school age children was reported across regions in North America and Western Europe. It was estimated that by the year 2000, 25-33% of all children in many developed countries would ...
Global Anti-Obesity Drugs Market
The Street - 10/17/2014 5:20:00 AM
... Rates by Ethnicity for Men & Women:2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3Table 14: Proportion (%) of Obesity in the US OverweightPopulation by Age Group (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) III-3Table 15: Obesity Prevalence in US Adults by ...
Cautious optimism as Irish childhood obesity rates plateau
blogs.biomedcentral.com - 10/14/2014 11:14:19 AM
Both are co-authors on a research article published in BMC Public Health that has found that although childhood obesity rates remain ... groups in some countries reporting a slowing down and possible decline in overweight and obesity prevalence.
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 9:50:26 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.
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 ...
Revealed: Top 10 Countries With The Highest Number Of Obese People
gulfbusiness.com - 6/15/2014 11:53:26 PM
with countries such as Kuwait and Qatar recording among the world’s highest adult female obesity rates. Estimated prevalence of obesity among women in 2013 stood at 58.6 per cent in Kuwait (third highest in the world), and at 54.7 per cent in Qatar ...
World Obesity Rates Continue to Expand
DailyRx - 5/28/2014 11:46:09 PM
(dailyRx News) It’s a wide world, and it’s only getting wider. Global rates of overweight and obesity have climbed steadily over the past 30 years, and not one country ... the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults across a 33 ...
World Obesity Rate on the Rise: 2.1B People Now Overweight or Obese
News Max - 5/30/2014 1:18:01 AM
World obesity has increased and will continue to rise, with people from both rich and poor countries becoming ... 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 in ...
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 ...
'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 ...
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.
Nearly one-third of the world's population is obese or overweight, new data show
Medical Xpress - 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
Today, 2.1 billion people—nearly 30% of the world's population ... course of the study, rates of overweight and obesity among adults have increased for both men (from 29% to 37%) and women (from 30% to 38%). In developed countries, men had higher ...