|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
The 10 Fattest Countries in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/29/2014 4:25:49 PM
Are you curious about which are the fattest countries ... Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat. Obesity’s increasing rates in children and adults are of great concern to the medical community and the governing powers around the world ...
Phl leads countries with highest obesity levels
MSN - 10/19/2014 10:57:04 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 ...
Middle-aged obesity costing hospitals $4 billion per year
townandcountrymagazine.com.au - 10/31/2014 12:09:55 AM
Among 45 to 79-year-olds, overweight and obesity accounted for one in eight hospital admissions and one in every six dollars spent on hospitalisation. Severely obese people had double the rate ... prevalence going up, that would help." Overweight adults ...
3 out of 10 Filipino adults are overweight, obese – report
GMA Network - 10/21/2014 8:42:51 AM
"6.8 na ang prevalence natin ng obesity based on the BMI classification, dati 5.2 lang reported in 2008. So, there is a significant increase," said Sy. The report was based on the World Health ... hip ratio among adults in the country in recent years.
Mississippi and West Virginia Have the Highest Adult Obesity Rates, New Study Finds
The Latin Post - 9/5/2014 9:37:24 AM
... in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, especially in the south, making America the most obese major country in the world. Mississippi and West Virginia topped the scale, with an adult obesity rate of 35 percent, according to a report ...
Childhood Obesity and Risk of Allergy or Asthma
HCP live - 10/27/2014 3:23:46 PM
“Since 1980, the prevalence of obesity in children ... in that instance psychological factors played a role in the rate of childhood obesity. “With many prospective studies from different countries, it has been observed that obesity is likely to ...
FAO: Egypt suffers from malnutrition among children under five, obesity in adults
egyptindependent.com - 10/25/2014 10:18:20 AM
Obesity rates in Egypt exceed 40 percent which represents a threat to productivity, health, and the state budget in treatment, said Hashem. She added that Egypt comes within the first ten countries that ... with the World Health Organization for the ...
Rising Global Obesity Levels To Cost $47 Trillion Over The Next Two Decades
middleeastevents.com - 10/22/2014 9:38:56 AM
Rising obesity rates are proving to be a weighty problem for the countries of the GCC ... Estimated prevalence of obesity among women in 2013 stood at 58.6 per cent in Kuwait (third highest in the world), at 54.7 per cent in Qatar (sixth highest globally ...
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 ...
New Accredited Obesity Education Module for Doctors
openpr.com - 10/17/2014 5:51:38 PM
 As obesity rates continue to hit the headlines ... Tackling the issue of obesity is a key concern for doctors the world over and, with an ever-increasing prevalence, especially in lower-middle-income countries, today’s launch of a free ...
US Child Poverty Remains at Highest Rate in 20 Years
Global Research - 10/27/2014 12:46:17 PM
“It shouldn’t be this hard for kids to grow and thrive in the world’s richest, most powerful nation ... “Childhood poverty is associated with substantially higher mortality rates in adults, regardless of adult socioeconomic status (i.e ...
One in six days in hospital related to obesity for over-45s
SBS - 10/31/2014 11:37:07 AM
One in every six days spent in hospitals can be attributed to obesity ... fastest rate than another region in the world. The Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 analysed data between 1980 and 2013 from 188 countries found that a third of the adult ...
Obesity in the North East is blamed on Poverty, sugary food and low exercise levels
The Chronicle - 10/28/2014 4:48:28 PM
Dr Amelia Lake, dietician and public health nutritionist at Durham University, said obesity has complex causes which means that there is no quick fix for the disease. She said: “No country in the world has managed to reverse their rates of obesity.”
Obesity and overweight
WHO - 10/22/2014 4:05:29 PM
Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults ... countries with emerging economies (classified by the World Bank as lower- and middle-income countries) the rate of increase ...
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.