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, 2019See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate map
What Is Obesity? BMI Ranges, Causes, Treatment, Prevention, and Statistics
Everyday Health - 10/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
But for the purposes of this overview, we’ll focus on the World ... prevalence of obesity has tripled since 1975, according to the WHO. (3) The agency further states that 39 percent of adults ...
Rhode Island Among States With Highest Childhood Obesity Rates
Yahoo! News - 10/21/2020 11:48:00 PM
A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says about 1 in 7 children nationwide are considered obese.
Obesity increasing in US adults, CDC report finds
Brainerd Dispatch - 9/22/2020 12:09:00 PM
Previously, the CDC reported that the national prevalence of obesity among adults was 42% in 2017–18. In the United States and other developed countries ... days after the World Health ...
Study: Tennessee has 4th worst childhood obesity rate as pandemic presents more challenges
WKRN - 10/15/2020 10:59:00 AM
A new report showed Kentucky was the worst state in the country when it comes to childhood obesity, and Tennessee wasn’t far behind at number four.
Illinois Ranks 24th Among States With Highest Childhood Obesity
Patch - 10/16/2020 8:04:00 PM
A new report says about 1 in 7 children nationwide are considered obese. The pandemic is only making it worse.
Obesity In NC Could Make Coronavirus Illnesses Worse: CDC
MSN - 9/23/2020 4:16:00 PM
showed that all states had obesity rates of 20 percent or higher among adults. The lowest obesity prevalence rates were in Colorado and the District of Columbia. Geographically, the most obese ...