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
Key takeaways for covering obesity during COVID-19
IJNet - 5/6/2021 12:00:00 AM
People with obesity are suffering more and dying at higher rates from COVID-19, according to a report released by the World Obesity Federation in March. This makes obesity a high-risk factor, similar to other comorbidities such as diabetes and heart disease.
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 ...
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.
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.
Anti-obesity Drugs Market Growth By Top Companies with Forecast 2027
MarketWatch - 5/3/2021 7:29:00 PM
Global Anti-obesity Drugs Market is valued approximately USD 1.39 billion in 2019 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 15% over the forecast period 2020-2027. Anti-obesity medications help decrease body fat by either decreasing appetite or rising calorie intake.
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,
Novel biomarkers of childhood and adolescent obesity
Nature - 4/14/2021 12:00:00 AM
Geneva: World ... income countries: A survey of household data from 103 countries. PLoS Med. 2019;16:e1002968. Hales CM, Carroll MD, Fryar CD, Ogden CL. Prevalence of obesity among adults 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),
Anti-obesity Drugs Market to Gain Traction from Increasing Awareness Regarding the Benefits of Weight Loss: Fortune Business Insights™
Middle East North Africa Financial Network - 4/26/2021 4:43:00 PM
Anti-obesity Drugs Market to Gain Traction from Increasing Awareness Regarding the Benefits of Weight Loss: Fortune Business Insights™ Posted on Apr 26 2021 3:37 AM The increasing cases of obesity and
Key to addressing obesity in Africa lies in education, food systems
Devex - 4/20/2021 7:26:00 AM
All African countries with available data are off track to meet global targets on adult obesity. The latest statistics show ... chief executive officer at the World Obesity Federation.