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Catholic countries Compared by People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate

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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Palau 48.9% 2008
2 Mexico 32.1% 2008
3 Venezuela 30.3% 2008
4 Argentina 29.7% 2008
5 Chile 29.4% 2008
6 Lithuania 27.6% 2008
7 Spain 26.6% 2008
8 Luxembourg 26% 2008
=9 Panama 25.4% 2008
=9 Slovakia 25.4% 2008
11 Poland 25.3% 2008
=12 Ireland 25.2% 2008
=12 Andorra 25.2% 2008
14 Dominica 24.9% 2008
15 Croatia 24.2% 2008
16 Portugal 24% 2008
17 Seychelles 23.9% 2008
18 Costa Rica 23.7% 2008
19 Cuba 21.5% 2008
20 Ecuador 21.4% 2008
21 Austria 20.9% 2008
22 Italy 19.8% 2008
23 Guatemala 19.2% 2008
24 Brazil 18.8% 2008
25 France 18.2% 2008
=26 Paraguay 17.9% 2008
=26 Bolivia 17.9% 2008
28 Colombia 17.3% 2008
29 Peru 15.7% 2008
30 Equatorial Guinea 10.6% 2008
31 Cape Verde 10% 2008
32 Haiti 7.9% 2008
33 Philippines 6.3% 2008
34 Cote d'Ivoire 6.2% 2008
35 Burundi 2.9% 2008
36 East Timor 2.7% 2008
37 Eritrea 1.5% 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by People > Obesity > Adult prevalence rate. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Catholic-countries/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Catholic countries Compared by People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate

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Interesting observations about People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate

  • 2 of the top 3 countries by obesity > adult obesity rate are Christian.
  • Tonga has ranked in the top 3 for obesity > adult obesity rate since 2000.
  • 42 of the top 106 countries by obesity > adult obesity rate are European.
  • United States ranked first for obesity > adult obesity rate amongst High income OECD countries in 2008.
  • Czech Republic ranked first for obesity > adult obesity rate amongst Non-religious countries in 2008.
  • 28 of the top 94 countries by obesity > adult obesity rate are Cold countries'.
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