|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
Healthiest State Rankings: Hawaii Tops 2013 List
The Huffington Post - 12/11/2013 8:07:13 AM
Where you live could say a lot about your health habits -- and a new ranking reveals which states have it the best and worst. On a whole, Americans are adopting healthier behaviors, such as stopping smoking and increasing physical activity ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
In a list of the countries with the greatest percentage of overweight people ... 20,000 times that of Nauru, clearly the U.S. s size belies it rank. Experts say it is not surprising that people across the globe are increasingly becoming ...
Obesity Rates Rising Worldwide, Half of U.S. Could Be Obese by 2030
pbs.org - 8/25/2011 10:40:33 PM
There are an estimated 502 million obese adults worldwide. Photo by Flickr user Malingering. The world is getting fatter, and packing on the pounds is not just for wealthy nations anymore. Obesity ... nearly all countries are seeing rates rise, the ...
High obesity, diabetes rates makes Texas one of country’s least healthy states
The Business Journal - 12/11/2013 4:13:59 PM
Hawaii is the healthiest state in the United States, while Mississippi ranked 50th on the list. The full report can be found at this link. James Aldridge oversees online content of the newspaper; edits and reports stories for the online edition.
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 United States have remained largely unchanged during the past 12 years, a finding that suggests national efforts at promoting healthful eating and exercise are ...
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 in 6 is obese. The rate of overweight people is projected to increase by a further 1% per year for the next 10 years in some ...
Mississippi Least Healthy State; American Obesity At A Stand Still
hngn.com - 12/11/2013 2:40:56 PM
Mississippi is the least healthy state in the country according to the 2013 America's Health Rankings, The Clarion Ledger reported. The southern state has always been in the bottom three since the rankings began in 1990. Mississippi scored well ...
Mexico: The new world champion in obesity rates
VOXXI - 7/8/2013 11:58:10 PM
The race for fattest country ... obesity rate that alarms the world. Sure, there are plenty of healthier choices available in Mexico but just like in the United States, cost is a factor for healthy eating. Perhaps that’s why nearly 70 percent of Mexican ...
Top 10 Most Obese Countries in the World [PHOTOS]
ibtimes.co.in - 10/27/2013 9:14:54 AM
Interestingly, obesity in countries such as Korea (where obesity rates have stabilised at 3-4 percent), Switzerland (7-8 percent), Italy ... population affected by obesity. New Zealand's Ministry of Health unveiled recently that more than one million ...
Global obesity rates are doubling: New worldwide study
examiner.com - 2/4/2011 11:55:28 PM
Nowadays the disease is reaching epidemic proportions around the world, being specifically ... compared data of more than nine million adults 20 years and older in 199 countries and changed the standard obesity statistics with near-doubling results.
U.S. first in obesity among developed countries
Family Practice News Digital Network - 8/8/2013 4:33:23 PM
With an adult obesity rate of 31.8%, the United States is the most obese of the world’s developed countries, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. As of 2008 – the year considered in the report – the ...
Mexico Is the Fattest Country in the World, Study
universityherald.com - 7/10/2013 2:08:49 PM
(Photo : Reuters) The poor and young are worst affected, often both malnourished and fat Mexico has now become the world's fattest country with a 32.8 percent adult obesity rate, surpassing United States' 31.8 obesity rate, according to a study released ...
Flat World = Fat World? Milken Institute Study Probes Link Between "Screen Time" and Rising Obesity Rates Across the World
markets.financialcontent.com - 8/22/2012 10:22:14 AM
According to the report, the United States tops the global list with 33.8 percent of its adults obese ... the effect of knowledge-based technology on the prevalence of obesity rates for 27 OECD countries from 1988 - 2009 by using the level of investment ...
Dangerous Liaisons: Obesity and Diabetes
pharmacytimes.com - 10/8/2013 3:06:43 PM
According to the World Health Organization, obesity and T2DM are the biggest public health challenges in the 21st century,10 and obesity’s prevalence continues to increase. In 2000, no single state had an obesity prevalence rate ... 5% of adults are ...
Global asthma prevalence in adults: findings from the cross-sectional world health survey
BioMed Central - 3/18/2012 11:58:22 PM
we estimated that the global prevalence of clinical asthma in adults was 4.5% and varied by as much as 21-fold amongst 70 participating countries. Amongst the population living with clinical asthma, almost one in four was a current smoker, one in two ...