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
Adult Obesity in US Rising, Youth Rates Ste
NYSE Post - 11/15/2015 1:14:39 AM
According to the report's summary, more than one-third of adults, or 37 percent, and 17 percent of youth in the country are considered ... "Where there is a high prevalence of obesity, there are high rates of preventable chronic disease", Katz said.
The 16 Countries More Obese Than America Are Mostly Islands: Explaining Obesity Rates By Country
Medical Daily - 11/20/2015 12:14:26 PM
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Is obesity an undermined public health issue in developing India?
IBN LIve - 11/23/2015 7:17:23 AM
Most of the developing and underdeveloped (economically) countries ... rise in obesity/overweight in India over past several years and is evident through World Health Organization (2015) data. Prevalence of overweight in adults is increased to 22% (2014 ...
Millions of women severely undernourished in low- and middle-income countries
Science Codex - 11/24/2015 4:24:24 AM
Boston/Toronto - More than 18 million women in low- and middle-income countries around the world are severely undernourished ... "What was also striking was that there was no decline in the prevalence of severe adult undernutrition in the past two decades ...
Obesity still on the rise despite growing prevention efforts
Merced Sun-Star - 11/18/2015 1:39:43 AM
Obesity prevalence in the country continues to rise despite growing efforts by states and counties to promote healthier lifestyles. A new estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed the obesity rate among adults in the U.S. crept ...
The world's new top cause of death: Our diets
FOX News - 11/23/2015 9:14:55 PM
Take obesity -- a common product of ... Between 1990 and 2013, diabetes rates shot up in 185 countries worldwide. They decreased or stayed level in just five. Today, one in twelve adults suffers from the Type-2 variant of the disease.
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 ...
US obesity rates 'rising for first time since 2004'
BBC - 11/12/2015 11:15:20 PM
Obesity prevalence was found to be much higher for adult women than adult men - 38% compared to 34.3%. Study author Cynthia Ogden told the BBC that this study marked the first time in many years that higher women's obesity rates were statistically significant.
Obesity rising among American adults: Study
Daijiworld - 11/13/2015 2:35:46 AM
obesity prevalence increased among adults and youth from 1999 through 2014, Xinhua news agency reported. According to the study, published on Thursday by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, rates of obesity rose to nearly 38 percent in 2013-14 ...
Could #MeatlessMonday Curb Childhood Obesity?
The Latin Post - 11/16/2015 1:49:15 AM
Could Meatless Monday help to curb childhood obesity in our nation's elementary and high schools? National obesity rates continue to surge ... findings in that revealed the prevalence of obesity is 36 percent in adults and 17 percent in youth.
Set an example: cut sugar levels in drinks by law
Trinidad Express Newspapers - 11/19/2015 6:39:11 AM
Much has been said recently about the growing problem, not only in this country but throughout the region, of the high level of obesity, especially in children and young adults. Some of the statistics ... of the highest in the world) of carbonated soft ...
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
Hive Health Media - 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.
US Smoking Rate Down By 17 Percent: How Tobacco Companies Keep Their Business Strong
Tech Times - 11/14/2015 11:55:54 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the prevalence of smoking in the country went down from 20.9 percent to 16.8 percent during 2005 to 2014. Despite the apparent decline in smoking rates ... by the World Health ...
CDC study shows obesity more prevalent among women, middle-aged, adolescents
Mass Live The Republican - 11/12/2015 12:38:15 PM
Obesity ... Statistics' division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys using the most recent information from 2011 through 2014. According to the report's summary, more than one-third of adults, or 37 percent, and 17 percent of youth in the country ...
Louisiana's obesity rate lower than the national average
Ecommerce Journal - 11/14/2015 3:27:40 PM
Within the general statistics ... obesity rates. Obesity rates for men and women had been roughly the same for about a decade. This mean that about 1 in 3 adults in the U.S.is obese. Hants new boy takes first England wickets Earlier on Wednesday ...