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 warns vs childhood obesity due to sweetened beverages
Philstar - 9/24/2016 4:27:46 AM
MANILA, Philippines - The World ... at alarming rates, reaching almost 60 percent in some Pacific island countries and more than 20 percent in some Asian countries,” WHO reported. One in four adults in the region is overweight as adult obesity rates ...
Obesity, violence hamper US progress on UN health goals: study
FOX News - 9/22/2016 11:39:38 AM
The research, published in The Lancet medical journal on Wednesday, offers the first assessment of 188 countries ... prevalence of childhood obesity and violence. The United States ranked 28th, below many other wealthier nations, due to its relatively high ...
Obesity rates fall in Ohio for first time in decade
mydaytondailynews.com - 9/20/2016 9:07:30 PM
Obesity rates remained high in most of the country last year, but many Ohioans shed a few pounds — driving down the statewide rate for adults for the first time ... it’s still a problem. Recent statistics have shown that more than half of Americans ...
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 ...
Obesity in America: State-by-State Rankings
Patch - 9/21/2016 12:59:33 PM
ATLANTA, GA — States among the most obese in the country appear ... CDC releases annual obesity rates each September based on larger, self-reported studies on behavioral risk factors. Again, in every state, at least one in five adults is obese.
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.”
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 ...
Obesity is the new normal with one in five children overweight or obese
Manning River Times - 9/17/2016 5:33:20 AM
But his stated target – to reduce obesity prevalence by 5 per ... "It is an ambitious target as no country has been successful in reversing the trend in child overweight and obesity," Mr Baird said. "But NSW is a world-leader in many areas and childhood ...
World Heart Federation Urges Governments to Act Now on Cardiovascular Health
Yahoo Finance - 9/22/2016 4:04:29 PM
One week ahead of World Heart Day on 29 September ... what policies and strategies we implement and whether they are successful in reducing CVD rates. Countries that measure these rates are also the ones which demonstrate the greatest reductions in ...
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 ...
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 ...
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
There are currently 1.6 billion overweight adults in the world. In just 10 years, the WHO projects that number will grow by 40%. As far as comparing the obesity rates of countries, “it’s hard to make automatic comparisons,” says Rigby. “It s more ...
GEORGIA VOICES: Georgia comes in 19th in obesity rate across U.S.
Marietta Daily Journal - 9/21/2016 9:56:26 PM
The state has the highest reported percentage of physical inactivity among adults at 36.8 percent; 18.9 percent of its high school students are obese as are 21.7 percent of its 10- to 17-year-olds. High obesity rates show up in other statistics.
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 ...
World Heart Federation urges action on cardiovascular health
Can India News - 9/23/2016 3:13:12 PM
NEW YORK– The World Heart Federation (WHF ... guiding what policies and strategies we implement and whether they are successful in reducing CVD rates. Countries that measure these rates are also the ones which demonstrate the greatest reductions in ...