|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 ... They also acknowledge that their study doesn't take into account the time lag between the appearance of such restaurants and a given country's obesity ...
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
The £25,000 recliners are four times the price of standard seats. They are designed for overweight and clinically obese patients, but are likely to become standard issue as more people come into those categories. A study published in the British Dental ...
Welsh smoking rate fall of just 1% since 2007 smoking ban sparks health expert concerns
WalesOnline - 5/17/2013 5:47:21 AM
“The Welsh Government has set an ambitious target of 16% smoking ... and a tailored range of awareness, education and cessation initiatives. “If we are to change attitudes and smoking behaviour in order to meet our targets of then we all need to ...
One child in 12 is UNDERweight: But they're ignored because of obesity crisis
Daily Mail - 5/12/2013 11:11:14 PM
the figure for underweight children is roughly the same as that for severe obesity. Being underweight can cause a child to develop osteoporosis, weaken the immune system and create at higher risk of heart disease. But previous research has shown that many ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Globally more people die from being overweight and obese than from being underweight warns The Surrey Institute of Clinical Hypnotherapy
PRWeb - 5/12/2013 11:44:02 AM
According to a report published by The European Association for the Study of Obesity in April, approximately 65% of the world’s population inhabit countries where being overweight and obese kills more people than being underweight. According to the World ...
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
In October 2011, Compass Group Southern Africa, a food services company ... Dr Azadeh - Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in 21st century, with rising rates in both the developed and developing world. Rates of obesity in Canadian boys ...
Rising EU obesity rings alarm bells in Brussels
Deutsche Welle - 5/18/2013 5:24:42 AM
In Germany, rising levels of obesity in adults makes it clear, Gerlach believes, that other approaches are necessary. When it's always easier to find unhealthy nutrition, she says, unhealthy behaviors are picked up rather quickly. "A BMI of over 30 means ...