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
Global obesity rise puts UN goals on diet-related diseases 'beyond reach'
The Guardian - 10/10/2015 12:38:36 AM
But the latest statistics suggest the world will spectacularly ... “no increase in obesity” will be met in adults or adolescents unless urgent focused action to reduce overweight and obesity is taken by countries and other stakeholders.”
CDC Report Lists State By State Obesity Rates In 2014
WMFD - 9/26/2015 4:22:48 AM
... and Prevention shows obesity rates across the country are steady, but still high. Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi were states with the highest adult obesity rates. They had an obesity prevalence rate of 35-percent or greater. Ohio came in ...
Kenya Only Country in the World Set to Meet Five Health Targets
AllAfrica - 9/28/2015 12:55:49 PM
Kenya is the only country in the world that is on course to meet all five World ... "Although countries are increasingly meeting goals for combating stunting and wasting, the prevalence of adult obesity rose in every single country between 2010 and 2014 ...
Here are the countries that eat the most fat — and the US isn't No.1
Yahoo Finance - 9/30/2015 3:02:18 PM
America may be the world's leader in the obesity epidemic, but it's not the leader in the amount of fat we eat. In terms of overall fat consumption, we're ranked twelfth in a list of the top 20 countries who eat the most fat, according to a recent research ...
Supersized UAE? Time to go on a diet after obesity rates rise
Al Bawaba - 9/28/2015 7:05:04 AM
The worldwide prevalence of obesity has more than doubled between 1980 and 2014, with 13 per cent of the world’s adult population alone found to be obese last year. In a survey released this year by Zurich International Life, 47.5 per cent of UAE ...
Report: Native Americans in AZ have highest obesity rate in US
Tucson News Now - 10/7/2015 11:47:53 AM
Native Americans in Arizona have the highest obesity rate in the country ... the whole world changed around them, now we have all these McDonald's. You name it," he said. According to the obesity report, four out of five Native American adults in Arizona ...
Obesity rates increasing in the UAE
Zawya - 9/26/2015 7:43:14 AM
The worldwide prevalence of obesity has more than doubled between 1980 and 2014, with 13 per cent of the world's adult population alone found to be obese last year. In a survey released this year by Zurich International Life, 47.5 per cent of UAE residents ...
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 ...
World Obesity Stats – 2010 and Beyond
Hive Health Media - 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.
Alabama in obesity war against self
Montgomery Advertiser - 10/7/2015 11:15:04 PM
Providing education and statistics and food diagrams and increased education ... The state stood at 11.2 percent in 1990.) U.S. adult obesity rates remained mostly steady — but high — this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio ...
Education Has Something To Do With Nearsightedness In First-Born Children
Science World Report - 10/9/2015 12:21:18 PM
Previous research has also shown that rates of myopia have skyrocketed in fast-developing countries such as China and India, according to TIME Health. "Myopia is increasing in prevalence in younger generations in many parts of the world," the paper states.
Obesity rates climbing worldwide, most comprehensive global study to date shows
Science Daily - 5/27/2014 11:54:30 PM
However, the rates vary widely throughout the world with ... increases in the prevalence of obesity have been substantial, widespread, and have arisen over a short time. However, there is some evidence of a plateau in adult obesity rates that provides ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...