|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
Obesity rates triple since '85
Castanet - 3/4/2014 4:30:05 PM
Obesity rates in Canada have tripled since 1985, with a disproportionate increase in the number of very obese Canadians, according to new research from Memorial University in Newfoundland. Based on this “worrying” trend, it’s expected that about 21 ...
New CDC data show encouraging development in obesity rates among 2 to 5 year olds
KMSS-TV Fox 33 - 3/5/2014 3:10:09 PM
While the precise reasons for the decline in obesity among 2 to 5 year olds are not clear, many child care centers have started ... First Lady of the United States of America. “With the participation of kids, parents, and communities in ...
U.S. Child Obesity Rates Actually Just as Unnerving as 10 Years Ago
The Atlantic - 2/25/2014 10:21:59 PM
The headlines just published in the last hour could be misleading or unduly triumphant: "We continue to see signs that, for some children in this country ... been no significant changes in obesity prevalence in youth or adults." At best we celebrate ...
Still Struggling: U.S. Obesity Rates Largely Unchanged Over Last 10 Years
Forbes - 2/27/2014 1:34:04 AM
they will be teens and adults in the not-too-distant future — and take the data at face value, then it may be safe to say things are looking up, at least a little. Follow me @alicewalton or find me on Facebook.
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/6/2007 11:53:29 PM
No matter how you tip the scales ... Elsewhere, developing countries are dealing with what many experts call a nutrition transition–economies that are used to dealing primarily with undernutrition must now fight obesity.
Obesity Rates Rising Worldwide, Half of U.S. Could Be Obese by 2030
pbs.org - 8/25/2011 11:37:49 PM
There are an estimated 502 million obese adults worldwide. Photo by Flickr user Malingering. The world is getting fatter ... While nearly all countries are seeing rates rise, the severity of the problem varies greatly from country to country, said the ...
Top 10 Most Obese Countries in the World [PHOTOS]
ibtimes.co.in - 10/27/2013 9:14:54 AM
The survey projects that women in these countries are more often obese than men, but male obesity rates ... of its adult population. One of the major reasons for obesity growth in Mexico is the consumption of soft drinks. According to the World Health ...
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 ... we can’t confidently say prevention efforts have succeeded,” said Dr. Ludwig. Although different data collection methods make it difficult to compare ...
Global obesity explosion: Third of adults worldwide are now overweight… and the number has QUADRUPLED since 1980 in the developing world
Daily Mail - 1/4/2014 2:55:25 PM
A third of adults across the world ... percentage of adults who were overweight or obese globally grew from 23 per cent to 34 per cent between 1980 and 2008. At the same time, under-nourishment is still a problem for hundreds of millions of people.
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 Rates Rapidly Increase in Developing Countries
weather.com - 1/3/2014 4:22:30 PM
One in three adults worldwide are obese — and obesity rates have quadrupled in the developing world since 1980, according to research from the United Kingdom’s Overseas Development Institute. (ABOVE: Which Country is the Fattest?)
Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world
BBC Online - 1/3/2014 7:54:16 AM
The report predicts a "huge increase" in heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. Globally ... said urbanisation in many parts of the world had changed people's eating habits away from traditional, healthy diets. But he said obesity and under ...
U.S. obesity rates fall for children, rise for adults
Ashtabula Star-Beacon - 2/26/2014 4:55:41 AM
In fact, obesity rates for older adults increased ... for some children in this country, the scales are tipping,” he said. “This report comes on the heels of previous CDC data that found a significant decline in obesity prevalence among low-income ...
Obesity rate in developing world more than triples in three decades
ctvnews.ca - 1/4/2014 7:27:26 PM
The number of overweight and obese ... countries -- it’s just rising at a faster rate. As a percentage of population, North Americans are still the most overweight and obese people in the world. Most estimates say that nearly 70 per cent of adults ...
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 ... Our kids haven’t been spared – we have allowed 1 in 3 of the world’s kids to become overweight.