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, 2020See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate map
Obesity: New WHO report shifts focus from the individual to societal causes
Medical News Today - 5/12/2022 5:15:00 PM
The WHO has a plan for combatting the European region’s obesity epidemic, one that places less responsibility for healthy eating on the individual.
The UK’s U-turn on obesity is a failure of leadership
BMJ - 5/20/2022 4:49:00 PM
The decision to “delay” implementation of the government’s obesity strategy risks derailing UK domestic efforts and undermines its reputation at the World Health Assembly, where obesity policies are on the agenda In the run up to the 2022 World Health Assembly,
WHO: Obesity in Europe at ‘epidemic proportions’
POLITICO - 5/24/2022 1:53:00 PM
Obesity rates ... warns the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe in a report released Tuesday. The numbers are growing: Fifty-nine percent of adults and nearly one in three children are either overweight or obese, and no country in ...
Obesity Management Market is expected to reach US$ 1.3 Billion by 2031
Digital Journal - 5/18/2022 7:53:00 AM
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 1.9 billion adults were overweight and 650 million adults were obese. Whereas 38.3 million
To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity
Kaiser Health News - 5/24/2022 9:00:00 AM
Research has long shown that doctors are less likely to respect patients who are overweight or obese — terms that now apply to nearly three-quarters of adults in the U.S. The Association of
To improve patient care, doctors are rethinking longstanding biases around obesity
PBS - 5/24/2022 9:12:00 PM
Research has long shown that doctors are less likely to respect patients who are overweight or obese — terms that now apply to nearly three-quarters of adults in the U.S.
Covid-19, obesity and North Korea: a lesson for Hong Kong?
South China Morning Post on MSN.com - 5/26/2022 3:30:12 AM
Readers discuss the link between Covid-19 and metabolic syndrome, the revamp of the Hong Kong government, and LGBTQ rights in South Korea Feel strongly about these letters, or any other aspects of the news?
30% of Nairobi’s urban population is obese
IOL News - 5/22/2022 8:51:00 PM
Libya ranks as the 16th most obese country in the world, and the fattest country in Africa, with an adult prevalence obesity rate of 32.5. Egypt is the second heaviest nation in Africa.
We need to take action in fighting obesity for our kids’ sake, says expert as Irish obesity reaches epidemic level
Irish Sun - 5/15/2022 6:00:00 AM
OBESITY in Ireland has reached epidemic proportions. A new report by the World Health Organisation released last week found we rank ninth in Europe for obesity in adults — out of 53 countries. One
'Almost Like Malpractice': To Shed Bias, Doctors Get Schooled to Look Beyond Obesity
Medscape - 5/24/2022 6:03:00 PM
Research has long shown that doctors are less likely to respect patients who are overweight or obese — terms that now apply to nearly three quarters of adults in the US.