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
46Czech Republic26
47Iran25.8
48Costa Rica25.7
49Andorra25.6
50Venezuela25.6
51Ireland25.3
52Vanuatu25.2
53Bulgaria25
54Greece24.9
55Jamaica24.7
56El Salvador24.6
57Cuba24.6
58Belarus24.5
59Croatia24.4
60Belize24.1
61Ukraine24.1
62Spain23.8
63Saint Vincent and the Grenadines23.7
64Nicaragua23.7
65Latvia23.6
66Montenegro23.3
67Norway23.1
68Poland23.1
69Russia23.1
70Barbados23.1
71Saint Kitts and Nevis22.9
72Haiti22.7
73Panama22.7
74Luxembourg22.6
75Romania22.5
76Solomon Islands22.5
77Macedonia22.4
78Germany22.3
79Colombia22.3
80Finland22.2
81Brazil22.1
82Belgium22.1
83Iceland21.9
84Albania21.7
85Georgia21.7
86France21.6
87Serbia21.5
88Honduras21.4
89Grenada21.3
90Papua New Guinea21.3
91Guatemala21.2
92Estonia21.2
93Kazakhstan21
94Portugal20.8
95Mongolia20.6
96Sweden20.6
97Slovakia20.5
98Netherlands20.4
99Paraguay20.3
100Guyana20.2
101Armenia20.2
102Bolivia20.2
103Slovenia20.2
104Austria20.1
105Azerbaijan19.9
106Ecuador19.9
107Italy19.9
108Peru19.7
109Denmark19.7
110Saint Lucia19.7
111Switzerland19.5
112Antigua and Barbuda18.9
113Botswana18.9
114Moldova18.9
115Trinidad and Tobago18.6
116Turkmenistan18.6
117Bosnia and Herzegovina17.9
118Namibia17.2
119Yemen17.1
120Uzbekistan16.6
121Lesotho16.6
122Kyrgyzstan16.6
123Swaziland16.5
124Malaysia15.6
125Zimbabwe15.5
126Gabon15
127Tajikistan14.2
128Brunei14.1
129Seychelles14
130Djibouti13.5
131Mauritania12.7
132Sao Tome and Principe12.4
133Cape Verde11.8
134Cameroon11.4
135Ghana10.9
136Mauritius10.8
137Cote d'Ivoire10.3
138Gambia, The10.3
139Thailand10
140Liberia9.9
141Benin9.6
142Congo, Republic of the9.6
143Guinea-Bissau9.5
144Nigeria8.9
145Senegal8.8
146Sierra Leone8.7
147Mali8.6
148Maldives8.6
149Pakistan8.6
150Tanzania8.4
151Togo8.4
152Somalia8.3
153Angola8.2
154Zambia8.1
155Equatorial Guinea8
156Comoros7.8
157Guinea7.7
158Central African Republic7.5
159Mozambique7.2
160Kenya7.1
161Indonesia6.9
162Korea, North6.8
163Congo, Democratic Republic of the6.7
164South Sudan6.6
165Sudan6.6
166Philippines6.4
167Bhutan6.4
168China6.2
169Chad6.1
170Singapore6.1
171Burma5.8
172Rwanda5.8
173Malawi5.8
174Burkina Faso5.6
175Niger5.5
176Afghanistan5.5
177Burundi5.4
178Madagascar5.3
179Laos5.3
180Uganda5.3
181Sri Lanka5.2
182Eritrea5
183Korea, South4.7
184Ethiopia4.5
185Japan4.3
186Nepal4.1
187India3.9
188Cambodia3.9
189East Timor3.8
190Bangladesh3.6
191Vietnam2.1

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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