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
Obesity concerns an important risk factor for COVID-19
Tallahassee Democrat - 6/23/2020 12:03:00 AM
New studies point to obesity as the most significant risk factor, after only older age, for being hospitalized with COVID-19.
America's COVID-19 Response Must Tackle Obesity | Opinion
Newsweek - 6/30/2020 2:43:00 PM
If a deadly virus that disproportionately impacts those with obesity doesn't build the political will to finally tackle this country's weight crisis, then what will?
Obesity: America’s number one export?
Salon - 6/27/2020 11:03:00 PM
The authors concluded that the number of overweight and obese children had steadily increased from 1999 to 2006, and then once again from 2011 to 2016. Both reports concluded that the high presence of unhealthy diets reflects a global failure to address this major health concern.
Prospects of activity limitations among older adults in 23 low and middle income countries
Nature - 6/26/2020 9:33:00 AM
Increasing life expectancy and a growing share of older people around the world spotlight the issue of health during additional years of life. Research on trends of proportions of older people with activity limitations for low and middle income countries is sparse.
Boris Johnson Has a Personal Stake in Fighting Obesity
Bloomberg on MSN.com - 7/4/2020 5:00:22 AM
The British prime minister once burnished his liberal credentials by attacking sin taxes, but a serious coronavirus infection has changed him.
Brunei records highest child obesity rate in region
The Star - 6/26/2020 12:22:00 PM
There has been an alarming trend in the eating habits of Bruneian schoolchildren, with an annual one per cent increase in obesity rates among them.
Obesity and Diabetes in the Developing World — A Growing Challenge
The New England Journal of Medicine - 6/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
1 Today, more than 1.1 billion adults ... prevalence — with 1.7 billion people classified as overweight worldwide. 1 In the past 20 years, the rates of obesity have tripled in developing ...
Insights on the Worldwide Bariatric Surgery Industry to 2028 - Rise in Government Initiatives Pertaining to Obesity Presents Opportunities
YAHOO! - 7/2/2020 12:39:00 AM
The "Global Bariatric Surgery Market 2019-2028" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global bariatric.
Obesity and Covid-19: Junk food industry ‘shares the blame’, some experts say
Health24.com - 6/15/2020 12:00:00 AM
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, and 2016 statistics show that more than 1.9 billion adults, aged 18 and older, were overweight ...
Obesity risk associated with Kidney disease
The Financial Express - 6/1/2020 1:22:00 PM
In India, obesity reached epidemic proportions in the 21st century. 5% of the country’s population ... with India reporting around 22% prevalence rate over the last 5 years in children and ...