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
Obesity: What are We Doing to Our Children?
Times Union - 11/28/2016 6:16:47 AM
I’ve talked about obesity around the world and in the U.S., and how statistics show that the obesity trends continue to increase. It’s bad enough to see the rates increase among adults ... aren’t better in other countries, as I pointed out in ...
Axe junk food price cuts to tackle Scottish obesity, say experts
The Scotsman - 12/2/2016 11:58:38 PM
According to the BDA, obesity rates in Scotland are amongst the highest in the world. The organisation ... Scotland has the highest prevalence of obesity in pregnant women when compared to 11 other European countries where BMI data available.
Talk To The Spud: The Weighty Issue Of Obesity And Economics
Forbes - 11/27/2016 8:33:59 AM
Treating obesity and obesity-related conditions costs billions of dollars a year.” And, to drive home the point further, consider these shocking statistics ... World Health Organization indicates “the total number of obese young children in countries ...
Countries with the Lowest and Highest Obesity Rates in the World
caloriebee.com - 3/26/2016 11:55:39 PM
Current international statistics on obesity by WHO show that the United States and many other countries have very high obesity rates. Not only are more adults becoming overweight but our children are also affected. The World Health Organization (WHO ...
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 ...
Here’s where obesity rates are highest in the US
www.statnews.com - 9/1/2016 4:00:46 PM
CDCPrevalence of self-reported obesity of US adults. Only six states had obesity rates between 20 and 25 percent: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Montana, and Utah. Obesity prevalence ... is taking a toll on the country’s health.”
World Anti-Obesity Day: Many Health Complications Linked To Obesity
news.mynahcare.com - 11/25/2016 6:30:30 PM
World statistics of obesity According to latest data available, nearly one-third of the world’s population is obese or overweight and no country has been able to successfully curb obesity rates in last 33 years. It has become a global epidemic with the ...
Health of the U.S. falls behind peer countries
Ashtabula Star-Beacon - 11/29/2016 12:24:51 AM
Among high-income countries, the U.S. has the highest obesity rate, with high prevalence rates for obesity in children and in every age group thereafter. U.S. adults age 20 and older ... The United State was once the world leader in education; however ...
An obesity epidemic: 40 years of expanding waistlines, captured in one map
weforum.org - 11/16/2016 2:59:16 PM
To illustrate the rapid rise of obesity rates around the world over the past 40 years, blogger Max Galka created this animated map for his Metrocosm site. The colour of each country represents its adult obesity rate in the year shown at the top left of the ...
World Obesity Day: Is your child's obesity giving you nightmare?
Webindia 123 - 11/26/2016 7:02:07 AM
According to an international journal, by 2025, India will have over 17 million obese children and stand as second highest country in the world with obese children as per Pediatric Obesity. The rising prevalence of obesity in children is also bringing with ...
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 ...
Childhood obesity: Parents, take note- ‘Chubby’ is not always Cute!
Only My Health - 11/24/2016 10:10:36 AM
India now being the third most obese country in the world is handling a big challenge of the onset of the obesity at early years in children. In India, around 22 per cent prevalence rate of obesity ... grow up into obese adults thus they are more at ...
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 ...
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 ...
You’re Welcome, World: America Is Behind Climbing Childhood Obesity Rates
Yahoo News - 10/14/2016 11:59:29 PM
The report, published in the October issue of Pediatric Obesity by the World ... and adults by 2025 is unlikely to be achieved—and the obesity rate for children is set to soar. For the report, the federation analyzed obesity data for 184 countries ...