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
Obesity in kids up at shocking rate
nyoooz.com - 10/26/2016 3:49:49 AM
The most cited previous estimate given by National Diabetes obesity and Cholesterol Foundation (N-DOC) report pegged the prevalence around 14% in the country."The report ... particularly in the developing world," said Prof Kauser Usman, expert in diabetes ...
Fighting obesity: World Health Organization urges price hikes on sugary drinks
perspectivabetica.com - 10/15/2016 8:42:02 AM
For the first time, more than four in 10 USA women are obese, according to statistics released by the Centres ... WHO presented a 36-page report during the World Obesity Day. In 2014 nearly 2 billion adults worldwide over the age of 18 were overweight ...
Obesity and diabetes: the slow-motion disaster Keynote address at the 47th meeting of the National Academy of Medicine
WHO - 10/17/2016 8:06:51 PM
Members of the National Academy of Medicine and your distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, The world has 800 million chronically hungry people, but it also has countries where more than 70% of the adult ... worldwide prevalence of obesity has more ...
Anti-Obesity Drugs Market: Advanced medical research by drug-manufacturing companies, propelled the market growth
Medgadget - 10/25/2016 9:27:26 AM
The World Health Organization reveals that global obesity has more than doubled since 1980, with over 1.9 billion adults ... countries where obesity and overweight are claiming more lives than underweight and malnutrition. This alarming rise in the ...
Health Canada looks to revamp food guide as obesity crisis grips country
National Post - 10/24/2016 1:21:52 AM
OTTAWA — The federal government is moving to replace the outdated Canada Food Guide in an attempt to stem an obesity crisis plaguing the country ... disease or Type-2 diabetes. Statistics show that six out of 10 adults are considered overweight and ...
WHO Says All Countries Should Tax Sugary Drinks To Curb Obesity
The Huffington Post - 10/11/2016 11:45:44 AM
GENEVA (Reuters) - Governments should tax sugary drinks to fight the global epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the World Health Organization said ... enough evidence to move on this and we encourage countries to implement effective tax on sugar-sweetened ...
Obesity and Shortsightdness Are Serious Threats to Children’s Health
theepochtimes.com - 10/24/2016 1:36:11 AM
Several studies show that the world’s children are increasingly becoming overweight ... The survey concluded that obesity rates among Chinese students have risen continually since 2005. Obesity is not a problem only among Chinese children, however ...
Global Weight Loss and Obesity Market 2016: Industry Analysis, Statistics, Reviews and Forecast 2021
sbwire.com - 10/24/2016 4:02:20 PM
Get Free Sample Report Of Weight Loss and Obesity Market @ http://www.marketresearchstore.com/report/world ... and country reports. We feature large repository of latest industry reports, leading and niche company profiles, and market statistics released ...
Taxing Sugary Drinks Can Curb Global Epidemic Of Obesity And Diabetes
alltechnews.org - 10/15/2016 9:39:18 AM
The World Health Organisation, in a statement timed for World Obesity Day, said the prevalence of ... adolescents and young adults. "We are now in a place where we can say there is enough evidence and we encourage countries to implement effective tax ...
World Health Organization Endorses Taxes on Sugary Drinks
Canal CNC Arauca - 10/14/2016 9:19:00 AM
This needs to be reversed by following the new World Health Organization ... cut India's excess weight and obesity prevalence 3% over a decade, and the cases of type-2 diabetes by 1.6%, at current consumption growth rates, IndiaSpend reported.
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 ...
Estonia one of the most obese countries in the EU
estonianworld.com - 10/20/2016 11:45:12 PM
According to the European statistics bureau ... France was the only country where both men and women were the same. There is also a correlation between obesity and levels of education: 11.5% of well-educated adults in the EU were obese, compared with ...
Improving the Quality of Life for our Country’s Brave Troops
chefirvine.com - 10/25/2016 4:36:56 PM
According to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about 70 percent of adults in America are overweight or obese. And based on a recent report, our active duty U.S. military personnel are not immune to the nation’s obesity epidemic.
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.”
Young adult of developing world are at greatest risk of tobacco addiction
Live Mint - 10/19/2016 3:15:10 AM
the smoking prevalence rate has been declining, as the chart below shows. Still, in absolute numbers, the top 10 countries continue to account for an overwhelming majority of the world’s smokers. Xi and co-authors examined various factors that play a ...