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
This Is the Most Obese Country in the World
24/7 Wall St - 1/20/2022 3:02:00 PM
The most recent CDC report on obesity shows that a stunning 16 states have adult obesity prevalence ... rates can be even higher. To determine the most obese country or territory in the world ...
Obesity and overweight breaks scales in all countries: 30% of world population
Uruguay News - 1/15/2022 12:00:00 AM
In the same period, rates of global obesity and excessive weight surged 28% in adults and 47% in children. The researchers consulted statistics ... the world's obese are from just 10 countries ...
Morbid obesity must be considered a top public health priority in India-Shree Skincare & Slimming Center
Business Standard - 1/19/2022 7:01:00 AM
With obesity in India reaching epidemic proportions in the 21st century and morbid obesity affecting about 5% of the country's population, experts have called for accommodating obesity as the
Pandemic may have pushed millions more into obesity in 'perfect storm'
The Daily Telegraph - 1/17/2022 8:13:00 AM
The pandemic may have pushed millions more people into obesity, according to emerging data from around the world. Young people have been particularly badly affected, research from countries ...
Nearly 153 Million Adults Will Have Dementia Worldwide By 2050, Study Predicts
Forbes - 1/10/2022 6:03:00 PM
The number of adults worldwide with dementia ... researchers said. The rate of dementia is projected to rise in every country, ranging from a 1,926% increase in Qatar to a 27% increase in Japan ...