|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
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 ...
15.8% of men, 32.1% of women suffer from obesity in Azerbaijan
en.apa.az - 5/16/2013 9:08:58 AM
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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).
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
Britain's obesity crisis is forcing dentists to buy supersized chairs capable of supporting patients weighing up to 71 stone. The £25,000 recliners are four times the price of standard seats. They are designed for overweight and clinically obese patients ...
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 ...
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 ...
Weight Watchers: A Value Opportunity Or A Value Trap?
Seeking Alpha - 5/15/2013 12:52:04 PM
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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 1:09:56 PM
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 ... This allows weight loss clients to get used to the new behaviours ...
Welsh smoking rate fall of just 1% since 2007 smoking ban sparks health expert concerns
WalesOnline - 5/17/2013 5:47:21 AM
Major concerns have been raised about the lack of progress in cutting smoking rates in Wales after new figures revealed nearly a quarter of adults still smoke. The Welsh Health Survey 2012, published on Thursday, found 23% of people said they indulged in ...
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 ... 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 ...
UC researching issues facing asthma sufferers
business.scoop.co.nz - 5/12/2013 11:32:43 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
Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive dietary calories, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility, although a few caused primarily by genes, hormonal disorders, medications or psychiatric illness. Before the 20th century ...
MarketResearch.com Announces Release of the Obesity Epidemic eBook
Houston Chronicle - 5/15/2013 4:52:28 AM
In this eBook, you will find alarming information on this epidemic. Obesity in the U.S. is increasing at an alarming rate. More than 68% of American adults fall under the category of overweight. The impact of obesity has widespread ramifications on the ...