Thematic Map > Obesity - adult prevalence rate - World

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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, 2012

See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate bar chart

 

Country NameObesity - adult prevalence rate (%)Year of Estimate
Tonga562000
Kiribati512006
Saudi Arabia362000
United States342006
United Arab Emirates342000
Egypt302006
Kuwait292000
New Zealand272007
Seychelles252004
Fiji242004
Mexico242000
Canada232004
Israel232001
United Kingdom232002
Greece232003
Croatia222003
Chile222003
Bosnia and Herzegovina222002
Malta212007
Lithuania202006
Jordan202004
Poland182001
Hungary182004
France172007
Australia162005
Malaysia162006
Peru162000
Turkey162007
Morocco162000
Zimbabwe162005
Finland162008
Spain162007
Latvia162006
Czech Republic152002
Slovenia152001
Estonia142004
Slovakia142002
Portugal142005
Iran142005
Colombia142007
Lebanon142004
Ireland132002
Germany132003
Iceland122002
Bulgaria122001
Sweden122009
Cuba122002
Denmark112006
Brazil112003
Austria112008
Belgium112001
Norway102009
Mongolia102005
Italy102005
Romania92000
Switzerland82007
Thailand82003
Singapore72004
Philippines42003
Eritrea32004
Korea, South32001
Japan32000
China32002
Indonesia22001
Madagascar22005
Laos12000
Vietnam12000
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