|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
The Most Obese Countries In The World
Yahoo News - 1/23/2015 4:16:53 PM
Obesity has been steadily increasing in countries all over the world — and as of 2014, more than half a billion adults worldwide ... gallery The prevalence of obesity is highest in the Americas, with 61% overweight in both sexes. Obesity rates are ...
UAE Ranked 22nd Most Obese Nation in the World
Dubai Chronicle - 1/27/2015 3:33:21 AM
Obesity rates around the world have more than doubled for only 20 years, according to the latest report by the World health Organization. The study found that as of 2014, more than half a billion adults are ... The prevalence has jumped the most in Africa ...
Big Government Can’t Stop Rise In Obesity Rate
The Daily Caller - 1/25/2015 11:59:48 PM
“The prevalence of obesity among children aged 2 to 5 years decreased significantly from 13.9% in 2003-2004 to 8.4% in 2011-2012,” according to the CDC. According to Gallup, the rate of dangerous “morbid obesity” among adults rose from 3.4 percent ...
The growth of Wal-Mart may have made America’s obesity epidemic worse
Washington Post - 1/26/2015 3:23:13 PM
The adult obesity ... Courtemanche said. Obesity, defined as a body mass index of at least 30, increases one’s chances of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and strokes. America has one of the highest rates in the world, according ...
Map Reveals Which Are The Most Obese Countries In The World
Huffington Post UK - 1/23/2015 12:34:58 PM
Around one in every four adults in the UK is obese, but how do we size up compared to the rest of the world? A new map indicates that the ... Italy and Sweden faired considerably better with a less than 10% rate of obesity. Pervious studies have shown ...
Most And Least Healthy States : Where Does Your State Rank?
The Inquisitr - 1/27/2015 8:58:28 PM
Despite the relative wealth of the United States compared to other nations, the U.S. is far from being the healthiest country in the world ... rates of many of the serious diseases that tend to accompany obesity, such as diabetes. Just 2.8% of adults ...
Africa: Seychelles Is the Fattest Country in Sub-Saharan Africa, According to WHO Report
AllAfrica - 1/26/2015 5:32:04 PM
Victoria — Recent data from the World Health ... a bulging obesity problem in the last few decades, with rapidly expanding waistlines noticeable in both adults and children. This phenomenon has been observed in other middle-income countries such as ...
Statistical Records Reveals The Prevalence Of Obesity-Related Arthritis Still On The Rise
MENAFN - 1/27/2015 2:53:24 PM
The prevalence of obesity around the world is still increasing. It is considered as one of the major contributors to the high mortality rate in certain countries due to the fact that it triggers the development of other diseases. Those who suffer from ...
Should Sweetened Beverages and Soda be Taxed to Curb Obesity & Diabetes in the U.S? It's Working in Mexico
The Latin Post - 1/27/2015 12:37:23 PM
For these reasons, health officials identified soda as a key contributor to obesity and diabetes in adults ... reduce obesity rates. Mexico surpassed the U.S. when it comes to obesity and diabetes, seizing the title "The World's Fattest Country."
Obesity problem in China balloons out of control
中时电子报 - 1/25/2015 2:09:50 AM
China, the ... of the prevalence of obesity in its population, with the number of obese people in the Asian country only lower than that recorded in the United States, according to a report from the state-run news agency Xinhua. China's obesity rate ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 10:47:42 PM
But countries like China and India have massive populations, and their rates of obesity remain low relative to, say, America's. The maps below show the prevalence of obesity for adult men and women around the world. The darker the blue, the lower the rate.
World's Fattest Countries
Forbes - 2/7/2007 11:59:27 PM
Countries Transformed This change in lifestyle is most evident in the South Pacific. On the list of “fattest ... 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 ...
Obesity rates climbing worldwide, most comprehensive global study to date shows
Science Daily - 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
Worldwide, there has been a startling increase in rates of obesity and overweight ... In high-income countries, some of the highest increases in adult obesity prevalence have been in the USA (where roughly a third of the adult population are obese ...
Worldwide obesity rates see 'startling' increase over past 3 decades
Medical News Today - 5/29/2014 8:28:42 AM
The researchers found that over the past 33 years, worldwide overweight and obesity rates among adults have ... found that 62% of the world's obese individuals live in developed countries. The US had the highest increases in prevalence of adult obesity ...