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
Caricom obesity levels highest compared to the rest of the world
The Jamaica Observer - 3/4/2021 10:29:00 PM
According to the agency, the Caribbean has some of the highest rates of overweight and obesity in the Americas with adults ... prevalence levels in children aged five to nine years in Caricom ...
Study finds link between coronavirus mortality risk and obesity
Fox News - 3/6/2021 5:45:00 AM
The researchers found "high mortality rates only in countries where overweight prevalence exceeds ... average of 4.5 deaths per 100,000 adults)," the World Obesity Foundation wrote.
20 Most Unhealthiest Countries In the World
Insider Monkey - 4/16/2021 10:45:00 AM
All three of these factors can be associated with poor mental health, which is apparently a widespread issue in the country. Samoa has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, as 47.3% of ...
Europe faces ‘obesity epidemic’ as figure almost tripled in 40 years
EURACTIV - 4/30/2021 1:31:00 PM
Last week, the European Parliament called for the better treatment and management of obesity as average obesity levels in the EU have risen by 161% since 1975.
Self-regulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex targeted in new neurofeedback training for obesity
PsyPost - 5/3/2021 1:10:00 AM
Of the many health crises the world faces today, obesity is one of the most severe and widespread. It affects more than 600 million adults worldwide,
Covid-19's obesity link, 'neanderthal thinking,' and skipping the line. What you need to know about Covid-19 this Thursday.
CNN - 3/4/2021 8:55:00 PM
Using mortality data from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the World Health Organization ... Mortality rates also increased along with countries' prevalence of obesity. The researchers also ...
Weak metabolism in fat tissue may explain obesity's health effects
Medical News Today - 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM
recent decades have seen an inexorable rise in rates of obesity throughout the world. One study found that between 1980 and 2015, the prevalence of obesity doubled in more than 70 countries and ...
How ‘the COVID-15’ is worsening Black America’s obesity problem
YAHOO!News - 4/30/2021 4:50:00 PM
The phenomenon is being called COVID-15, a play on the freshman fifteen which is an unexpected weight gain during one’s first year in college, but if only the weight gain was just 15 pounds. According to a recent survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA),
Czech Republic: Obesity is big factor in fight against COVID-19
Deutsche Welle - 4/14/2021 8:40:00 AM
The Czech Republic has among the world's highest COVID-19 deaths per capita. One of the biggest contributing factors? Widespread obesity ... to official statistics from the country's Ministry ...
Obesity In California: How Healthy Is Your City?
MSN - 3/6/2021 1:16:00 AM
The 100 regions were ranked in order of obesity prevalence ... of adults with low fruit/vegetable consumption, according to the findings. The most obese areas across the country were found ...