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
Huge Prevalence of Obesity in Developed Countries to Provide Wide Scope for Global Obesity Management Market
MarketWatch - 1/12/2021 11:30:00 PM
Obesity management is a set of programs designed to lose weight without causing harm to an individual. Development of
Obesity and overweight breaks scales in all countries: 30% of world population
Uruguay News - 12/28/2020 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 ...
Double whammy: How obesity pandemic worsens Covid-19 risk
Gulf Times - 1/19/2021 9:36:00 PM
Across the world, some 39% of adults, or more than 1.9bn people, were overweight in 2016. Of these more than 650mn were obese, according to the World Health Organisation.
Over half of Chinese adults are now overweight. That's more people than the entire US population
CNN - 12/25/2020 4:25:00 AM
(CNN)As China grows richer, the waistlines of adults in the country are also ... "The overweight and obesity rates in China have been climbing fast, with a high prevalence and affecting all ...
Changing Diets May be the Reason for Childhood Obesity
Medindia - 1/18/2021 10:02:00 AM
Findings among children in Amazonian Ecuador offer insights into relative importance of diet vs. energy expenditure for rise in obesity.
Influencers May Face Fines as China Tackles Obesity and Food Waste
New York Times - 12/24/2020 9:56:00 AM
According to a new government report, more than half of the country ... The obesity statistics in China are part of a global pattern. Obesity among American adults has increased 12.4 percent ...
Over half of Chinese adults are now overweight: Study
CP24 - 12/26/2020 4:45:00 AM
(CNN) -- As China grows richer, the waistlines of adults in the country are ... "The overweight and obesity rates in China have been climbing fast, with a high prevalence and affecting all groups ...