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
WHO Says All Countries Should Tax Sugary Drinks To Curb Obesity
The Huffington Post - 10/11/2016 11:45:44 AM
GENEVA (Reuters) - Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization said ... enough evidence to move on this and we encourage countries to implement effective tax on sugar-sweetened ...
Fighting obesity: World Health Organization urges price hikes on sugary drinks
perspectivabetica.com - 10/15/2016 8:42:02 AM
For the first time, more than four in 10 USA women are obese, according to statistics released by the Centres ... WHO presented a 36-page report during the World Obesity Day. In 2014 nearly 2 billion adults worldwide over the age of 18 were overweight ...
Obesity and diabetes: the slow-motion disaster Keynote address at the 47th meeting of the National Academy of Medicine
WHO - 10/17/2016 8:06:51 PM
Members of the National Academy of Medicine and your distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, The world has 800 million chronically hungry people, but it also has countries where more than 70% of the adult ... worldwide prevalence of obesity has more ...
World health officials want super-size tax on soda and sugary drinks, but are countries ready to swallow that?
Los Angeles Times - 10/11/2016 7:23:52 PM
The World Health Organization is backing a controversial remedy to reverse the global rise in obesity and type 2 ... half a billion of the world’s adults are now obese, including 11% of men and 15% of women. Those rates are more than double what they ...
Tax sugary drinks to fight global obesity scourge, WHO says
thenewdaily.com.au - 10/12/2016 3:30:37 AM
Additionally, some 422 million adults across the ... according to statistics released by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in June. Photo: AAP. The United States has the world’s highest rates of obesity per population, but China also has ...
World Health Organisation backs tax on sugary foods and drinks
Mag-Series USA - 10/16/2016 2:31:36 PM
The World Health Organization, in a statement timed for World Obesity Day, says the prevalence of obesity worldwide more ... In 2014, more than one in three or 39 per cent of adults worldwide were overweight. Vote in our poll. "The evidence was strongest ...
Oklahoma has eighth-highest adult obesity rate in country
Tulsa World - 9/2/2016 11:34:43 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A recently released report says Oklahoma has the eighth-highest adult ... obesity rates increase. Richard Hamburg, Trust for America's Health interim president and CEO, said "obesity remains one of the most significant epidemics our ...
Estonia one of the most obese countries in the EU
estonianworld.com - 10/20/2016 11:45:12 PM
According to the European statistics bureau ... France was the only country where both men and women were the same. There is also a correlation between obesity and levels of education: 11.5% of well-educated adults in the EU were obese, compared with ...
World Health Organization Endorses Taxes on Sugary Drinks
Canal CNC Arauca - 10/14/2016 9:19:00 AM
This needs to be reversed by following the new World Health Organization ... cut India's excess weight and obesity prevalence 3% over a decade, and the cases of type-2 diabetes by 1.6%, at current consumption growth rates, IndiaSpend reported.
Taxing Sugary Drinks Can Curb Global Epidemic Of Obesity And Diabetes
alltechnews.org - 10/15/2016 9:39:18 AM
The World Health Organisation, in a statement timed for World Obesity Day, said the prevalence of ... adolescents and young adults. "We are now in a place where we can say there is enough evidence and we encourage countries to implement effective tax ...
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 ...
Young adult of developing world are at greatest risk of tobacco addiction
Live Mint - 10/19/2016 3:15:10 AM
the smoking prevalence rate has been declining, as the chart below shows. Still, in absolute numbers, the top 10 countries continue to account for an overwhelming majority of the world’s smokers. Xi and co-authors examined various factors that play a ...
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.”
The best way to curb obesity is to make soda more expensive
thelakeandeswave.com - 10/13/2016 5:09:39 AM
Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization ... In Mexico - a country with serious and escalating diabetes rates - soda sales dropped by 6 per cent in 2014 after a tax rise ...
WHO Urges Countries To Increase Taxes On Sugary Drinks
le Globaliste - 10/16/2016 2:17:17 PM
Faced with rising global obesity, the World Health Organization (WHO) repeated calls for reduced sugar intake on Tuesday, reminding countries of the ... three or 39 per cent of adults worldwide were overweight. The obesity rate worldwide has doubled ...