|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
What is obesity and why are we so obsessed about it?
Vox - 11/21/2014 4:52:49 AM
In every state, at least one-fifth of adults are obese. In the Southern and Midwestern parts of the country ... growth in obesity rates in the US and around the world appears to have slowed in recent years. This chart shows the prevalence of overweightness ...
Obesity costs global economy $2 trillion: Study
Economic Times - 11/21/2014 1:35:22 PM
If the prevalence of obesity continues on its current trajectory, almost half of the world's adult population will be overweight ... on these fronts is obstructing efforts to address rising rates of obesity. The report seeks to overcome these hurdles ...
The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing $2 Trillion A Year
WBUR - 11/20/2014 10:04:48 PM
Over the last decade, no country in the world managed to trim its obesity prevalence. Some of the worst rates of obesity are now in the developing ... that if current trends continue, 41 percent of adults in the world will be overweight by the year 2030.
Study predicts adult obesity prevalence in almost all European countries by 2030
Eurek Alert - 5/9/2014 2:21:42 PM
Rates of obesity and overweight in both male and females are projected to increase in almost all countries ... of any plateau in adult obesity rates throughout Europe. In England, for example, although the increase in obesity prevalence trend is less ...
Obesity Costing the Global Economy Trillions
NBC News - 11/20/2014 11:45:01 PM
Around 3.4 million adults die every year because they are overweight or obese, according to World ... The prevalence of childhood obesity is particularly concerning for future growth of the epidemic. In some low and middle income countries, "it is not ...
Addressing obesity is now a global imperative
benefitspro.com - 11/20/2014 9:43:19 PM
“If the prevalence of obesity continues on its current trajectory, almost half of the world’s adult population will be overweight ... on these fronts is obstructing efforts to address rising rates of obesity.” Among McKinsey’s major findings ...
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 ...
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 ...
Two-Thirds of Obese People Now Live in Developing Countries
The Atlantic - 5/29/2014 10:47:42 PM
And half the world's 671 million obese people live in just 10 countries ... The maps below show the prevalence of obesity for adult men and women around the world. The darker the blue, the lower the rate. Yellow indicates a rate of 20 to 30 percent ...
Revealed: Top 10 Countries With The Highest Number Of Obese People
gulfbusiness.com - 6/15/2014 11:53:26 PM
with countries such as Kuwait and Qatar recording among the world’s highest adult female obesity rates. Estimated prevalence of obesity among women in 2013 stood at 58.6 per cent in Kuwait (third highest in the world), and at 54.7 per cent in Qatar ...
Obesity costs almost as much as war and terrorism
FOX 23.com - 11/20/2014 5:04:09 PM
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's current numbers show close to 40 percent of adults are obese ... (Video via CBS) But obesity rates aren't rising in the U.S. alone — the developing world has also seen a spike ...
World Obesity Rates Continue to Expand
DailyRx - 5/28/2014 11:46:09 PM
(dailyRx News) It’s a wide world, and it’s only getting wider. Global rates of overweight and obesity have climbed steadily over the past 30 years, and not one country ... the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults across a 33 ...
'Obesity rates climbing worldwide'
Times of India - 5/29/2014 5:04:06 PM
Researchers have claimed that 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 ...
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 ...
World Obesity Rate Continues to Grow
Health Central - 8/1/2014 7:08:38 PM
Sorry, Mr. Disney, but it turns at that the world ... overweight or obese. The data was collected from 188 countries across the globe. It was discovered that in the last thirty-three years the worldwide overweight and obesity rates fror adults has ...