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
Study highlights ways to heal concerns of youth fighting obesity
KhaleejTimes - 3/25/2017 11:53:28 PM
A World Health Organisation (WHO) report has classified the UAE as the second highest for obesity rates in the world, according to 'How the UAE can reduce the Prevalence of Obesity ... which tend to plague the UAE adults later including cardiovascular ...
Diabetes and glucose intolerance increase with higher outdoor temperature
Clinical Advisor - 3/27/2017 1:28:19 PM
The results were collected in a meta-analysis. Data on country-wise prevalence rates of raised fasting blood glucose and obesity were obtained through the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Observatory online data repository system. The ...
Obesity Drives Increased Arthritis Rates in Younger Adults
Medscape News - 3/15/2017 11:08:04 PM
They suggest that obesity is driving the increase among younger ... arthritis management and education to young and middle-aged adults. Not only was the cohort effect of higher arthritis prevalence more marked in those who were obese compared to those ...
McMaster researchers catalogue 79 genetic causes of obesity
CBC - 3/27/2017 1:06:51 PM
Still, though, this research helps researchers understand the genes and molecules that factor into obesity in the general population too, Meyre said. And that's a good thing. In 2014, Statistics Canada data shows, 20.2 per cent of adult Canadians ...
The weirder side of obesity: Genetic forms of obesity rare yet numerous
Big Country Homepage - 3/27/2017 2:54:13 PM
The monogenic obesity syndromes are very rare, Meyre noted, so rare they probably represent only 0.1% of the obese population in Canada -- one in a million births. About 20% of adult Canadians are classified as obese, according to Statistics Canada ...
Countries with the Lowest and Highest Obesity Rates in the World
caloriebee.com - 3/26/2016 11:55:39 PM
Current international statistics on obesity by WHO show that the United States and many other countries have very high obesity rates. Not only are more adults becoming overweight but our children are also affected. The World Health Organization (WHO ...
Can You Guess Which Country Is the Healthiest in the World?
blog.foodnetwork.com - 3/23/2017 11:55:50 PM
We are among the heaviest countries in the world, and the health issue is most pronounced in states like Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and West Virginia, where, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the rate of obesity tips the scales at ...
Obesity - prevalence in OECD countries 2013
www.statista.com - 3/20/2017 7:34:32 PM
This statistic shows the prevalence of obesity among adults in OECD countries as of 2013. In Japan, less than four percent of adults were classified as obese. In comparison, the percentage for adults in the United States was about nine times higher.
Belize, One of the world’s most obese countries
patrickjonesbelize.com - 3/25/2017 1:16:23 PM
“Further south, obesity rates are also on the rise in the wealthier South American countries like Chile and Argentina,” the article pinpointed. The article also stated that in over a hundred countries across the world, more than half of the adult ...
Health costs up as obesity rate rises
Greenfield Daily Reporter - 3/13/2017 9:58:51 PM
In 1990, for comparison, about 13 percent of adults were obese. Obesity is one of the biggest drivers of preventable chronic diseases and health care costs in the country ... preventable causes of death in this world. In 2015 the National Heart, Lung ...
Global Obesity Has Reached Pandemic Levels
Insurance News Net - 3/23/2017 8:49:43 PM
Aetna International combined data from the World Health Organisation ... to curb the rise of globesity." The WHO statistics show that obesity rates have more than doubled since 1980, with 13 percent of adults worldwide classified as obese and nearly ...
Latest Rating Shows the World’s Most & Least Healthy Countries – Guess Where the U.S. Ranked
consciouslifenews.com - 3/23/2017 8:13:56 PM
The Global Health Index looked at 163 countries ... “Its ranking for prevalence of overweight people is 67.3 – tipping the scale as one of the world’s heaviest nations.” To make matters worse, the maternal mortality rate is actually rising in ...
Global warming could raise diabetes prevalence
On Medica - 3/21/2017 10:57:57 AM
The team of researchers, led from the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, pointed out that the global prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing rapidly: 415 million adults ... rates of raised fasting blood glucose and obesity in 190 ...
Watch how fast the world became obese
metrocosm.com - 7/17/2016 11:57:39 PM
The color of each county represents its adult obesity rate in the year shown. Hover over a country to see what ... estimates that 2.3% of the world’s men and 5% of the world’s women are severely obese. In 1975, the prevalence of severe obesity was ...
The Most Obese Countries In The World
businessinsider.com - 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 ...