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
A widely held belief about childhood obesity that simply isn’t true
Washington Post - 5/2/2016 8:09:50 AM
Have a look at the chart below, which shows the prevalence of class I, class II, and class III obesity among children ages 2-17. Class I is what most obesity rates ... be a growing problem for many countries around the world — it has crippled this ...
Diabetes, Hypertension, Obesity Reduce Maternal Survival Rate
Med India - 5/2/2016 1:17:38 PM
Fewer women in low and middle-income countries die due to conditions ... the age-adjusted prevalence of diabetes in adult Mexicans increased from 10.2% to 10.7% between 2010 and 2014, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global status report ...
New Approaches To Preventing Weight Gain Cut Obesity Risk In Half Among Young Adults
Medical Daily - 5/2/2016 9:31:34 PM
Immunotherapy Helps More Than 90% Of Leukemia Patients Go Into Remission Seattle researchers announce their experimental immunotherapy treatment had a more than 90 percent complete remission rate for ... the only country in the world that changed its ...
Childhood obesity not growing quite as fast as it used to
The Ledger - 5/2/2016 11:08:47 AM
"We haven't seen much movement in our national statistics, because we really ... t specific to the United States — childhood obesity has proved to be a growing problem for many countries around the world — it has crippled this country in ways it ...
Obesity, high cholesterol, blood pressure rates soaring so fast that conventional medication will become obsolete
naturalnews.com - 4/27/2016 3:36:35 AM
(NaturalNews) Drugs that are used to lower cholesterol and blood pressure will soon become medically useless if obesity levels keep growing at their current rate, according to a World ... adults lives in one of six wealthy, English-speaking countries ...
Childhood obesity rates exploding in rural China thanks to junk food from the West, study finds
Shanghaiist - 4/28/2016 11:42:10 AM
These unfortunate developments in the public health are being attributed to the ... rates of obesity for both boys and girls, the study also sought to explain why boys from rural Shandong had been hit so heavily: Boys showed a higher prevalence of ...
Plateau But No Decline: Child Obesity Rates Hold Steady
NPR News - 4/26/2016 3:47:55 PM
But a new study published in the journal Obesity concludes that — though the prevalence of obesity among U.S ... when the CDC released numbers pointing to the stubborn rate of obesity among U.S. adults. Skinner says she hopes these findings don't ...
Despite efforts, childhood obesity remains on the rise
sciencedaily.com - 4/26/2016 2:14:52 PM
The alarming increase in American childhood obesity rates that began nearly 30 years ago ... is the increase in severe obesity," Skinner said. The prevalence of severe obesity -- correlated to an adult body mass index of 35 or higher -- accounted for ...
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 ...
Obesity Rates in US Kids Still Rising, Study Says
Live Science - 4/26/2016 12:13:10 PM
"Studies have repeatedly shown that obesity in childhood is associated with worse health and shortened lifespans as adults ... country, and in most age groups. Additional studies will be needed to see whether the apparent stagnation of childhood obesity ...
World Obesity Rate on the Rise: 2.1B People Now Overweight or Obese
News Max - 5/30/2014 1:21:00 PM
World obesity has increased and will continue to rise, with people from both rich and poor countries becoming ... and the rate of girls going from 8.4 percent to 13.4 percent. "In adults, estimated prevalence of obesity exceeded 50 percent in men in ...
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 ...
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 ...
Worldwide obesity rates reach all-time high
News-Medical - 5/29/2014 9:11:39 AM
Obesity rates have been steadily climbing over the last three decades and the number of adults and children ... regional and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in 188 countries across all 21 world regions between 1980 and 2013.
A Third of the World is Now Obese or Overweight
Time - 5/29/2014 10:23:14 AM
Obesity rates ... than adult women. In the developing world, the opposite is true. The prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescents worldwide has increased by nearly 50 percent since 1980, the study says, and no country on Earth has ...