|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
15.8% of men, 32.1% of women suffer from obesity in Azerbaijan
en.apa.az - 5/16/2013 9:08:58 AM
According to the statistics, incidence rate for tuberculosis was 682 in 2000, 113 in 2013 in Azerbaijan. Prevalence of tuberculosis (per 100 000 population) was 117 in the country in 2011 ... also contains data on obesity rate in Azerbaijan.
Countries with most fast food restaurants have highest obesity rates
HULIQ - 5/11/2013 11:55:22 PM
According to a Critical Public Health study, which looked at the number of Subway restaurants in 26 countries, the higher the number of restaurants in a particular country was correlative to a higher obesity rate within ... have a higher prevalence of ...
Super-sized citizens: The relationship between a country's fast-food outlets and its obesity rates
Medical Xpress - 5/16/2013 8:14:42 PM
Even after adjusting for the other factors, countries with the highest density of Subway restaurants (such as the United States and Canada) have a higher prevalence of obesity than countries with a low density (like Norway and Japan).
Obesity rates forecast to soar in America
The Independent - 5/18/2013 12:41:21 PM
Mississippi is expected to keep its crown as the fattest state in the country. The report predicts 67 per cent of its adults will be obese by 2030. That would be an astounding increase from the current 35 per cent.
The dentist's chair for 71-stone patients: £25,000 supersized recliners installed as obesity toll rises
Daily Mail - 5/18/2013 12:52:41 AM
‘With almost all new seats that are being made now for public places people are having to think about new widths because, with three-quarters of the adult population overweight ... aware that the rise in the prevalence of obesity within the UK population ...
One child in 12 is UNDERweight: But they're ignored because of obesity crisis
Daily Mail - 5/12/2013 11:11:14 PM
Growing numbers of English children are underweight – and their plight is being overlooked because of an obsession with obesity ... alarming’ and that rates are likely to be even higher in poorer parts of the country. He added that the condition ...
Welsh smoking rate fall of just 1% since 2007 smoking ban sparks health expert concerns
WalesOnline - 5/17/2013 5:47:21 AM
They also called into question the work of the Welsh Government in its attempts to meet its target to reduce smoking prevalence to 16% by ... we have seen a small rise in the rate of overweight and obesity amongst adults this year.
1 in 12 Canadian adults in hospital infected with superbug, study finds
Global News - 5/14/2013 1:29:03 PM
TORONTO – On any given day, about one in 12 adults in hospitals across ... and found one notable difference: VRE rates were significantly lower in Eastern Canada than elsewhere in the country. The prevalence of MRSA and C. diff cases did not vary much ...
Weight Watchers: A Value Opportunity Or A Value Trap?
Seeking Alpha - 5/15/2013 12:52:04 PM
It's no news to anyone that obesity is an epidemic, especially in countries which Weight Watchers has high exposure to such as the United States, United Kingdom, and countries in Europe. In 2000, no state in the U.S. had obesity prevalence of over 30%, but ...
Eating insects could help fight obesity, and world hunger: report
eCanadaNow - 5/14/2013 11:05:53 AM
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has called for greater use of insects as food for humans and farm animals in a bid to reduce world hunger. With more than two billion people around the world already supplementing their diet ...
UPDATE: First US Patent for Vaccine Treatment of Obesity Is Awarded to Braasch Biotech LLC
Marketwatch - 5/9/2013 5:59:50 PM
The prevalence ... in the world. Obesity is a risk factor for high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, gall bladder disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, and type-2 diabetes. According to the WHO, currently 1 in 5 adults is overweight ...
Globally more people die from being overweight and obese than from being underweight warns The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy
PRWeb - 5/12/2013 1:09:56 PM
According to the World ... prevalence of obesity has tripled since the 1980s. In many European countries 50% of the population are overweight or obese. In the UK the latest figures from The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges show that two thirds of adults ...
UC researching issues facing asthma sufferers
community.scoop.co.nz - 5/12/2013 11:39:52 PM
New Zealand has one of the highest asthma prevalence rates among developed countries. About 130 New Zealanders die ... “We know one in six New Zealand adults and one in four of children experience asthma symptoms, making a total of more than 600.000 ...
Gambia: A Third of Black South African Women Are Overweight, Gambia Not Exception
AllAfrica - 5/7/2013 5:04:56 PM
Between 2004 and 2009 ... Genetics Studies that have focused upon inheritance patterns rather than upon specific genes have found that 80% of the offspring of two obese parents were obese, in contrast to less than 10% of the offspring of two parents ...