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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Obesity - adult prevalence rate varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate bar chart

 

Country NameObesity - adult prevalence rate (%)Year of Estimate
Nauru712008
Tonga582008
Samoa542008
Palau492008
Kiribati462008
Kuwait422008
Saint Kitts and Nevis412008
Barbados352008
Bahamas, The352008
Belize342008
Qatar332008
Egypt332008
Saudi Arabia332008
United States332008
Bahrain332008
Czech Republic332008
United Arab Emirates332008
Mexico322008
South Africa312008
Fiji312008
Venezuela302008
Solomon Islands302008
Jordan302008
Argentina302008
Chile292008
Trinidad and Tobago292008
Malta292008
Slovenia292008
New Zealand282008
Libya282008
Turkey282008
Lithuania282008
Hungary282008
Vanuatu282008
Lebanon272008
Syria272008
Iraq272008
United Kingdom272008
Australia272008
Spain272008
Bosnia and Herzegovina272008
Russia272008
Israel262008
Canada262008
Luxembourg262008
El Salvador262008
Antigua and Barbuda262008
Panama252008
Slovakia252008
Poland252008
Andorra252008
Ireland252008
Germany252008
Suriname252008
Latvia252008
Dominica252008
Serbia252008
Uruguay252008
Belarus242008
Croatia242008
Jamaica242008
Portugal242008
Armenia242008
Seychelles242008
Azerbaijan242008
Bulgaria242008
Costa Rica242008
Kazakhstan242008
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines232008
Iceland232008
Finland232008
Grenada232008
Montenegro232008
Tunisia222008
Nicaragua222008
Georgia222008
Belgium222008
Cuba222008
Norway222008
Ecuador212008
Saint Lucia212008
Ukraine212008
Albania212008
Dominican Republic212008
Moldova212008
Macedonia212008
Oman212008
Austria212008
Estonia212008
Greece202008
Italy202008
Swaziland202008
Iran192008
Guatemala192008
Romania192008
Netherlands192008
Brazil192008
Sweden192008
Mauritius192008
Honduras182008
France182008
Denmark182008
Bolivia182008
Paraguay182008
Switzerland182008
Colombia172008
Guyana172008
Morocco162008
Papua New Guinea162008
Algeria162008
Peru162008
Kyrgyzstan162008
Uzbekistan152008
Lesotho152008
Yemen152008
Mongolia142008
Malaysia142008
Gabon142008
Turkmenistan132008
Mauritania132008
Botswana112008
Equatorial Guinea112008
Cameroon102008
Cape Verde102008
Sao Tome and Principe102008
Namibia102008
Djibouti92008
Thailand92008
Tajikistan92008
Haiti82008
Gambia, The82008
Korea, South82008
Ghana82008
Brunei82008
Singapore72008
Zimbabwe72008
Sierra Leone72008
Senegal72008
Nigeria72008
Angola62008
Philippines62008
Cote d'Ivoire62008
Benin62008
Sudan62008
China62008
Pakistan62008
Bhutan52008
Sri Lanka52008
Japan52008
Tanzania52008
Guinea-Bissau52008
Mozambique52008
Indonesia52008
Liberia52008
Somalia52008
Congo, Republic of the52008
Guinea42008
Comoros42008
Malawi42008
Mali42008
Rwanda42008
Uganda42008
Togo42008
Kenya42008
Burma42008
Korea, North42008
Zambia42008
Central African Republic42008
Burundi32008
Chad32008
East Timor32008
Laos32008
Niger22008
Burkina Faso22008
Afghanistan22008
Cambodia22008
India22008
Congo, Democratic Republic of the22008
Vietnam22008
Madagascar22008
Eritrea22008
Nepal12008
Ethiopia12008
Bangladesh12008
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