Country Comparison > Obesity - adult prevalence rate > TOP 50

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
18Egypt32
19Lebanon32
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
35Syria27.8
36United Kingdom27.8
37Dominican Republic27.6
38Algeria27.4
39Oman27
40Tunisia26.9
41Hungary26.4
42Suriname26.4
43Lithuania26.3
44Israel26.1
45Morocco26.1
46Czech Republic26
47Iran25.8
48Costa Rica25.7
49Andorra25.6
50Venezuela25.6

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, 2020

See also: Obesity - adult prevalence rate map

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