|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
Cautious Optimism As Childhood Obesity Rates In Ireland Plateau
Eurasia Review - 10/14/2014 3:57:40 AM
Childhood overweight and obesity rates ... and obesity prevalence in school age children was reported across regions in North America and Western Europe. It was estimated that by the year 2000, 25-33% of all children in many developed countries would ...
Global Anti-Obesity Drugs Market
The Street - 10/17/2014 5:20:00 AM
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PH, India lead nations with highest obesity levels
ABS-CBN News - 10/20/2014 12:37:17 AM
The global prevalence of combined overweight and obesity has risen in all regions, increasing among adults from 24 ... to obesity in developing countries like the Philippines are numerous. One leading factor is increasing world and domestic food prices ...
Cautious optimism as Irish childhood obesity rates plateau
blogs.biomedcentral.com - 10/14/2014 11:14:19 AM
Both are co-authors on a research article published in BMC Public Health that has found that although childhood obesity rates remain ... groups in some countries reporting a slowing down and possible decline in overweight and obesity prevalence.
Childhood obesity rates have levelled off since 2002
Irish Examiner - 10/13/2014 11:32:49 PM
“The World Health Organisation is looking at the causes for these trends at the moment through COSI [the Child Obesity Surveillance Initiative]. That’s looking at Ireland among eight European countries ... suggests prevalence rates of childhood obesity ...
Rising Global Obesity Levels To Cost $47 Trillion Over The Next Two Decades
middleeastevents.com - 10/22/2014 9:38:56 AM
Rising obesity rates are proving to be a weighty problem for the countries of the GCC ... Estimated prevalence of obesity among women in 2013 stood at 58.6 per cent in Kuwait (third highest in the world), at 54.7 per cent in Qatar (sixth highest globally ...
Examiner - 10/23/2014 2:21:06 AM
Foley, "Obesity Rates in Young US Children Down 43 Percent," published February 26, 2014 in Nature... In the first analysis that used fast food purchase data and food deregulation statistics, researchers from the World ... not boysThe prevalence of obesity ...
3 out of 10 Filipino adults are overweight, obese – report
GMA Network - 10/21/2014 8:42:51 AM
"6.8 na ang prevalence natin ng obesity based on the BMI classification, dati 5.2 lang reported in 2008. So, there is a significant increase," said Sy. The report was based on the World Health ... hip ratio among adults in the country in recent years.
Mississippi and West Virginia Have the Highest Adult Obesity Rates, New Study Finds
The Latin Post - 9/5/2014 9:37:24 AM
... in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, especially in the south, making America the most obese major country in the world. Mississippi and West Virginia topped the scale, with an adult obesity rate of 35 percent, according to a report ...
Anti-Obesity Prescription Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020
TMCnet - 10/9/2014 2:12:03 PM
According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report published in 2014, around 3.4 million adults ... to increasing prevalence of obesity and lifestyle associated diseases. Asia followed by the Europe are expected to show high growth rates in the next ...
IDB and PepsiCo Foundation Launch Innovative Program to Prevent Undernutrition and Obesity in Latin American Infants
Yahoo Finance - 10/15/2014 1:29:09 PM
Undernutrition hinders a child's ability to learn and reach his or her full potential as an adult. At the same time, rising incomes across the region have correlated to an increase in childhood obesity ... countries and territories around the world.
Five Arabian Gulf countries among top 15 for diabetes
The National - 10/12/2014 5:21:46 PM
Latest figures from the International Diabetes Federation suggest that 382 million people in the world ... 10 countries worldwide. These statistics indicate that the region has high risk factors for diabetes, mostly related to rising obesity rates ...
Obesity: a national concern
C Health - 10/10/2014 6:57:12 PM
It has become common knowledge that rates ... world. Currently, about 1 out of every 4 Canadian adults is obese and 2 out of every 3 are over the healthy weight range. The number of obese adults in Canada has almost tripled in the last 25 years. The ...
Obesity and overweight
WHO - 10/22/2014 4:05:29 PM
Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults ... countries with emerging economies (classified by the World Bank as lower- and middle-income countries) the rate of increase ...
Quiz: Do You Know These Obesity Facts?
Medscape News - 10/16/2014 11:04:47 AM
Global gender disparities in obesity: a review. Adv Nutr. 2012;3:491-498. Ng M, Fleming T, Robinson M, et al. Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults ... to combat world's highest obesity rate.