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
Out of obesity
Fiji Times - 8/21/2016 9:14:27 PM
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the world obesity rate has doubled since 1980. Statistics provided by the WHO in 2014 showed a whopping 1.9 billion adults were overweight ... from the US were found in countries in the Oceania region.
Battling the bulge - Malta has the worst obesity rate in the EU
Times of Malta - 8/18/2016 5:00:19 PM
According to the World Health ... in childhood obesity and we all have heard the shocking statistics around the rates of obesity among children here in Malta,” Gerada said. “If you do not deal with this crisis, you are committing your country to ...
Weight and premature death
Asian Journal - 8/25/2016 5:24:49 AM
A CLINICAL study of 3.9 million adults in 189 countries ... The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that there are about 1.3 million who are overweight worldwide; about 600 million are obese. The prevalence of obesity in North America is 31 percent ...
Kerala Implements ‘Fat Tax’ to Curb Obesity
India - 8/23/2016 5:08:42 PM
Last month, in an effort to curb obesity rates, Kerala–one of the top tourist destinations in India–implemented a “fat tax.” According to Fortune and a number of other reports, for the first time in the country ... world. The number of adults ...
Countries With The Highest Incidence Of Pancreatic Cancer In The World
worldatlas.com - 8/23/2016 4:11:26 PM
North America and Europe exhibit the highest incidence of pancreatic cancer in the world ... the risk factors include obesity, tobacco smoking, diabetes and genetic conditions. Pancreatic cancer is common in the developed countries with over 55% of ...
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 ...
Obesity: a public health failure?
thefreelibrary.com - 8/22/2016 12:34:53 AM
With one-third of its population overweight and another one-third obese (Ogden, Carroll, Kit, & Flegal, 2012), America has the highest obesity rate among developed countries in the world ... to reduce the prevalence of obesity among adults to less than ...
Obesity can be fought by greater awareness
dubaiinformer.com - 8/20/2016 1:56:00 AM
SHARJAH: The obesity rate among females in the UAE amounts to 45 per cent, and about 34 per cent among adult males, according to statistics of the World Health Organisation (WHO) for 2015. This was pointed out by Dr Elham Al Amiri, Deputy Chairman of ...
Diabetes treatment could be revolutionised by making people cold
THE CONVERSATION - 8/18/2016 11:45:21 AM
Human babies have it, too, but for a long time it was thought to disappear in adults ... to compare different countries. Instead we focused on just one country – the US, which has one of the highest obesity rates in the world. We recovered data on ...
Ireland's obesity rate among world's worst
The Irish Times - 4/1/2016 12:54:09 AM
One-quarter of the world’s severely obese adults live in the same six countries. By 2025 ... we have changed from a world in which underweight prevalence was more than double that of obesity, to one in which more people are obese than underweight ...
WHO European Childhood Obesity Surveillance Initiative in Serbia: a prevalence of overweight and obesity among 6-9-year-old school children.
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - 8/22/2016 8:27:20 AM
BACKGROUND: The World Health ... The overall prevalence of overweight (23.1%, including obesity) and obesity (6.9%) in Serbian primary-school children seem to be comparable to rather high rates previously reported in other countries participating in ...
Anti-Obesity Drugs Market driven by Extensive Research and Development Activities in the Field
openpr.com - 8/16/2016 10:07:30 AM
an astounding 68.8% of the U.S. adult population is considered to be overweight or obese. It is no surprise, then, that today, most of the world’s population lives in countries where obesity and overweight are claiming more lives than underweight and ...
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 ...
Mississippi has highest obesity rate; Colorado has lowest
usatoday30.usatoday.com - 8/13/2012 1:43:12 AM
Mississippi has the highest obesity rate ... about 36% of U.S. adults are obese. Extra weight raises the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other problems. The new study does not offer an overall obesity rate for the country, but breaks down ...
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 ...