Country Comparison > Obesity - adult prevalence rate

RankCountryObesity - adult prevalence rate (%)
1Cook Islands50
2Palau47.1
3Nauru45.1
4Niue42.5
5Marshall Islands42.3
6Samoa41.6
7Tonga41.1
8Qatar41
9Kiribati40.1
10Tuvalu39.6
11Kuwait38.3
12Bahamas, The36.6
13Fiji35.9
14United States35
15United Arab Emirates34.5
16Bahrain34.1
17Saudi Arabia33.7
18Barbados33.2
19Micronesia, Federated States of33.2
20Vanuatu32.9
21Trinidad and Tobago32.3
22Andorra32.1
23Libya31.9
24Antigua and Barbuda31
25Lebanon30.8
26New Zealand30.6
27Canada30.1
28Australia29.9
29United Kingdom29.8
30Turkey29.4
31Malta28.7
32Chile28.5
33Saint Kitts and Nevis28.4
34Jordan28.1
35Egypt27.7
36Mexico27.6
37Uruguay27.6
38Lithuania27.5
39Slovakia27.4
40Slovenia27.4
41Cuba27.2
42Tunisia27.1
43Saint Lucia27
44Ireland27
45Poland27
46Seychelles26.9
47Jamaica26.8
48Panama26.5
49Oman26.5
50Argentina26.5
51Spain26.5
52Russia26.2
53Suriname26.1
54Hungary26
55Dominica25.9
56Israel25.8
57France25.7
58Bulgaria25.6
59Croatia25.6
60Latvia25.6
61South Africa25.6
62Papua New Guinea25.5
63Belarus25.2
64Greece25.1
65Solomon Islands25
66Iran24.9
67Norway24.8
68Luxembourg24.8
69Grenada24.6
70Estonia24.5
71Venezuela24.3
72Saint Vincent and the Grenadines24.1
73Costa Rica24
74Iceland23.9
75Italy23.7
76Algeria23.6
77Kazakhstan23.5
78Romania23.4
79Dominican Republic23
80Finland22.8
81Germany22.7
82Azerbaijan22.2
83Belgium22.1
84Georgia22.1
85Portugal22.1
86Sweden22
87Netherlands21.9
88Guyana21.9
89Morocco21.7
90Ukraine21.7
91Syria21.6
92Montenegro21.4
93Iraq21.2
94Serbia21.1
95Denmark21
96Switzerland21
97Macedonia20.8
98Colombia20.7
99Belize20.6
100Peru20.4
101Austria20.1
102Brazil20.1
103El Salvador20.1
104Armenia19.9
105Botswana19.5
106Bosnia and Herzegovina19.2
107Mauritius18.8
108Turkmenistan18.8
109Brunei18.6
110Albania18.1
111Ecuador18
112Namibia16.8
113Guatemala16.4
114Honduras16.3
115Equatorial Guinea16.2
116Gabon15.8
117Bolivia15.8
118Moldova15.7
119Mongolia15.7
120Nicaragua15.5
121Paraguay15.1
122Swaziland14.8
123Uzbekistan14.3
124Yemen14.2
125Kyrgyzstan13.3
126Malaysia12.9
127Tajikistan12
128Lesotho11.9
129Cape Verde11.7
130Ghana10.9
131Haiti10.7
132Sao Tome and Principe10.6
133Congo, Republic of the9.7
134Nigeria9.7
135Cameroon9.6
136Thailand9.2
137Gambia, The9.1
138Mauritania8.6
139Djibouti8.5
140Angola8.5
141Zimbabwe8.4
142Senegal8.3
143Benin8.1
144Cote d'Ivoire8
145China7.3
146Zambia7.2
147Maldives7
148Sri Lanka6.8
149Singapore6.8
150Sierra Leone6.6
151Sudan6.6
152Chad6.6
153South Sudan6.6
154Togo6.4
155Guinea-Bissau6.3
156Korea, South6.3
157Kenya5.9
158Bhutan5.9
159Guinea5.9
160Tanzania5.9
161Comoros5.8
162Liberia5.8
163Mali5.7
164Indonesia5.7
165Burkina Faso5.2
166Pakistan4.8
167Philippines4.7
168India4.7
169Madagascar4.6
170Mozambique4.5
171Central African Republic4.4
172Malawi4.3
173Uganda3.9
174Somalia3.9
175Niger3.7
176Congo, Democratic Republic of the3.7
177Japan3.5
178Vietnam3.5
179Eritrea3.4
180Ethiopia3.3
181Bangladesh3.3
182Rwanda3.3
183Laos3
184Nepal2.9
185Cambodia2.9
186Burma2.9
187Korea, North2.5
188Afghanistan2.4
189Burundi2.1
190East Timor1.8

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, 2017

See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate map

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