Country Comparison > Obesity - adult prevalence rate

RankCountryObesity - adult prevalence rate (%)
1Nauru61
2Cook Islands55.9
3Palau55.3
4Marshall Islands52.9
5Tuvalu51.6
6Niue50
7Tonga48.2
8Samoa47.3
9Kiribati46
10Micronesia, Federated States of45.8
11Kuwait37.9
12United States36.2
13Jordan35.5
14Saudi Arabia35.4
15Qatar35.1
16Libya32.5
17Turkey32.1
18Lebanon32
19Egypt32
20United Arab Emirates31.7
21Bahamas, The31.6
22New Zealand30.8
23Iraq30.4
24Fiji30.2
25Bahrain29.8
26Canada29.4
27Australia29
28Malta28.9
29Mexico28.9
30Argentina28.3
31South Africa28.3
32Chile28
33Dominica27.9
34Uruguay27.9
35United Kingdom27.8
36Syria27.8
37Dominican Republic27.6
38Algeria27.4
39Oman27
40Tunisia26.9
41Suriname26.4
42Hungary26.4
43Lithuania26.3
44Israel26.1
45Morocco26.1
46Iran25.8
47Costa Rica25.7
48Andorra25.6
49Venezuela25.6
50Ireland25.3
51Vanuatu25.2
52Bulgaria25
53Greece24.9
54Jamaica24.7
55El Salvador24.6
56Cuba24.6
57Belarus24.5
58Croatia24.4
59Belize24.1
60Ukraine24.1
61Spain23.8
62Saint Vincent and the Grenadines23.7
63Nicaragua23.7
64Latvia23.6
65Montenegro23.3
66Norway23.1
67Poland23.1
68Russia23.1
69Barbados23.1
70Saint Kitts and Nevis22.9
71Haiti22.7
72Panama22.7
73Luxembourg22.6
74Romania22.5
75Solomon Islands22.5
76Macedonia22.4
77Germany22.3
78Colombia22.3
79Finland22.2
80Brazil22.1
81Belgium22.1
82Iceland21.9
83Albania21.7
84Georgia21.7
85France21.6
86Serbia21.5
87Honduras21.4
88Grenada21.3
89Papua New Guinea21.3
90Guatemala21.2
91Estonia21.2
92Kazakhstan21
93Portugal20.8
94Mongolia20.6
95Sweden20.6
96Slovakia20.5
97Netherlands20.4
98Paraguay20.3
99Guyana20.2
100Armenia20.2
101Bolivia20.2
102Slovenia20.2
103Austria20.1
104Azerbaijan19.9
105Ecuador19.9
106Italy19.9
107Peru19.7
108Denmark19.7
109Saint Lucia19.7
110Switzerland19.5
111Antigua and Barbuda18.9
112Botswana18.9
113Moldova18.9
114Trinidad and Tobago18.6
115Turkmenistan18.6
116Bosnia and Herzegovina17.9
117Namibia17.2
118Yemen17.1
119Uzbekistan16.6
120Kyrgyzstan16.6
121Lesotho16.6
122Swaziland16.5
123Malaysia15.6
124Zimbabwe15.5
125Gabon15
126Tajikistan14.2
127Brunei14.1
128Seychelles14
129Djibouti13.5
130Mauritania12.7
131Sao Tome and Principe12.4
132Cape Verde11.8
133Cameroon11.4
134Ghana10.9
135Mauritius10.8
136Cote d'Ivoire10.3
137Gambia, The10.3
138Thailand10
139Liberia9.9
140Benin9.6
141Congo, Republic of the9.6
142Guinea-Bissau9.5
143Nigeria8.9
144Senegal8.8
145Sierra Leone8.7
146Maldives8.6
147Pakistan8.6
148Mali8.6
149Togo8.4
150Tanzania8.4
151Somalia8.3
152Angola8.2
153Zambia8.1
154Equatorial Guinea8
155Comoros7.8
156Guinea7.7
157Central African Republic7.5
158Mozambique7.2
159Kenya7.1
160Indonesia6.9
161Korea, North6.8
162Congo, Democratic Republic of the6.7
163South Sudan6.6
164Sudan6.6
165Philippines6.4
166Bhutan6.4
167China6.2
168Chad6.1
169Singapore6.1
170Burma5.8
171Rwanda5.8
172Malawi5.8
173Burkina Faso5.6
174Niger5.5
175Afghanistan5.5
176Burundi5.4
177Madagascar5.3
178Laos5.3
179Uganda5.3
180Sri Lanka5.2
181Eritrea5
182Korea, South4.7
183Ethiopia4.5
184Japan4.3
185Nepal4.1
186India3.9
187Cambodia3.9
188East Timor3.8
189Bangladesh3.6
190Vietnam2.1

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, 2018

See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate map

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