|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
Obesity rates triple since '85
Castanet - 3/4/2014 4:30:05 PM
Obesity rates in Canada have tripled since 1985, with a disproportionate increase in the number of very obese Canadians, according to new research from Memorial University in Newfoundland. Based on this “worrying” trend, it’s expected that about 21 ...
Obesity rates in toddlers, preschoolers improving
Cross Roads News - 3/7/2014 11:00:14 PM
Obesity rates are improving in young children, although overall obesity rates remain unchanged, the CDC says. New data from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the Feb. 26 issue of the Journal of the American ...
Obesity struck America, and now it’s striking the Middle East
Guilfordian - 3/7/2014 7:18:19 PM
King Saud University’s update coincided with the publishing of a recent New York Times article, which reported a 43 percent drop in obesity rates among U.S. children ... the fight against child obesity, America still remains 18th on the ...
New CDC data show encouraging development in obesity rates among 2 to 5 year olds
KMSS-TV Fox 33 - 3/5/2014 3:10:09 PM
CDC — The latest CDC obesity data, published in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, show a significant decline in obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years. Obesity prevalence for this age group went from ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
The U.S. weighs in at No. 9, with 74.1% of those over 15 years old considered overweight ... this,” says Rigby. Countries Transformed This change in lifestyle is most evident in the South Pacific. On the list of “fattest” countries ...
Obesity Rates Rising Worldwide, Half of U.S. Could Be Obese by 2030
pbs.org - 8/25/2011 11:37:49 PM
There are an estimated 502 million obese adults worldwide. Photo by Flickr user Malingering. The world is getting fatter ... While nearly all countries are seeing rates rise, the severity of the problem varies greatly from country to country, said the ...
Top 10 Most Obese Countries in the World [PHOTOS]
ibtimes.co.in - 10/27/2013 9:14:54 AM
An average Mexican drinks 163 liters (46 gallons) per year of soda ... Health Reporting Authority for the Council of Australian Governments show Australia has 10.8 million people classified as overweight or obese. 4: New Zealand The south Pacific nation ...
Obesity Rates Stall, But No Decline
New York Times Blogs - 1/16/2012 11:53:09 PM
After two decades of steady increases, obesity rates in adults and children in the ... to compare obesity rates around the world, a number of studies in other countries have suggested that the prevalence of obesity is growing more slowly or ...
Obesity rate in developing world more than triples in three decades
ctvnews.ca - 1/4/2014 7:27:26 PM
The number of overweight and obese ... countries -- it’s just rising at a faster rate. As a percentage of population, North Americans are still the most overweight and obese people in the world. Most estimates say that nearly 70 per cent of adults ...
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 ...
Obesity ballooning in developing world: report
Medical Xpress - 1/3/2014 2:06:30 PM
There are now far more obese or overweight adults ... world, the figure rose from 321 million to 557 million. This represented a rise from 23 percent to 34 percent of the world population. "The growing rates of overweight and obesity in developing ...
Obesity Rates Rapidly Increase in Developing Countries
weather.com - 1/3/2014 4:22:30 PM
One in three adults worldwide are obese — and obesity rates have quadrupled in the developing world since 1980, according to research from the United Kingdom’s Overseas Development Institute. (ABOVE: Which Country is the Fattest?)
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
hivehealthmedia.com - 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 quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world
BBC Online - 1/3/2014 7:54:16 AM
The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has ... the researchers looked at changing overweight and obesity rates across the regions of the world and by individual country. The regions of North Africa, the Middle East ...
U.S. obesity rates fall for children, rise for adults
Ashtabula Star-Beacon - 2/26/2014 4:55:41 AM
WASHINGTON — While adults and older children continue to ... activity among America’s youngsters, hailed the survey’s latest findings. “I am thrilled at the progress we’ve made over the last few years in obesity rates among our youngest Americans ...