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Christian 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 American Samoa 74.6% 2007
2 Cook Islands 63.7% 2008
3 Tonga 57.6% 2008
4 Palau 48.9% 2008
5 Federated States of Micronesia 40.6% 2008
=6 Barbados 34.7% 2008
=6 The Bahamas 34.7% 2008
8 Belize 33.7% 2008
9 United States 33% 2008
10 Mexico 32.1% 2008
11 South Africa 31.3% 2008
12 Fiji 30.6% 2008
13 Venezuela 30.3% 2008
14 Argentina 29.7% 2008
15 Chile 29.4% 2008
16 Trinidad and Tobago 29.3% 2008
17 Malta 28.8% 2008
18 Slovenia 28.6% 2008
19 New Zealand 28.3% 2008
=20 Hungary 27.6% 2008
=20 Lithuania 27.6% 2008
22 United Kingdom 26.9% 2008
23 Australia 26.8% 2008
24 Spain 26.6% 2008
=25 Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.5% 2008
=25 Russia 26.5% 2008
27 Canada 26.2% 2008
28 Luxembourg 26% 2008
29 El Salvador 25.8% 2008
30 Antigua and Barbuda 25.6% 2008
31 Cyprus 25.5% 2008
=32 Slovakia 25.4% 2008
=32 Panama 25.4% 2008
34 Poland 25.3% 2008
=35 Andorra 25.2% 2008
=35 Ireland 25.2% 2008
=37 Suriname 25.1% 2008
=37 Germany 25.1% 2008
=39 Dominica 24.9% 2008
=39 Latvia 24.9% 2008
=41 Serbia 24.8% 2008
=41 Uruguay 24.8% 2008
43 Belarus 24.3% 2008
44 Croatia 24.2% 2008
45 Jamaica 24.1% 2008
=46 Portugal 24% 2008
=46 Armenia 24% 2008
48 Seychelles 23.9% 2008
=49 Costa Rica 23.7% 2008
=49 Bulgaria 23.7% 2008
=49 Kazakhstan 23.7% 2008
52 Iceland 23.2% 2008
53 Finland 23% 2008
=54 Montenegro 22.5% 2008
=54 Grenada 22.5% 2008
56 Nicaragua 22.2% 2008
=57 Georgia 22.1% 2008
=57 Belgium 22.1% 2008
59 Cuba 21.5% 2008
60 Ecuador 21.4% 2008
61 Ukraine 21.3% 2008
=62 Dominican Republic 21.2% 2008
=62 Moldova 21.2% 2008
64 Republic of Macedonia 21.1% 2008
65 Austria 20.9% 2008
66 Greece 20.1% 2008
67 Italy 19.8% 2008
68 Swaziland 19.7% 2008
69 Guatemala 19.2% 2008
70 Romania 19.1% 2008
=71 Netherlands 18.8% 2008
=71 Brazil 18.8% 2008
73 Honduras 18.4% 2008
=74 France 18.2% 2008
=74 Denmark 18.2% 2008
=76 Paraguay 17.9% 2008
=76 Bolivia 17.9% 2008
78 Switzerland 17.5% 2008
79 Colombia 17.3% 2008
80 Guyana 17.2% 2008
81 Papua New Guinea 16.2% 2008
82 Peru 15.7% 2008
83 Lesotho 14.6% 2008
84 Gabon 13.9% 2008
85 Sweden 12% 2009
86 Botswana 11.2% 2008
87 Equatorial Guinea 10.6% 2008
88 Cameroon 10.3% 2008
=89 Norway 10% 2009
=89 Cape Verde 10% 2008
91 Namibia 9.5% 2008
92 Haiti 7.9% 2008
93 Ghana 7.5% 2008
94 Zimbabwe 7% 2008
95 Nigeria 6.5% 2008
96 Angola 6.4% 2008
97 Philippines 6.3% 2008
98 Tanzania 5% 2008
99 Mozambique 4.9% 2008
100 Liberia 4.8% 2008
=101 Malawi 4.3% 2008
=101 Rwanda 4.3% 2008
=101 Uganda 4.3% 2008
104 Kenya 4.2% 2008
105 Zambia 3.6% 2008
106 Central African Republic 3.5% 2008
107 Burundi 2.9% 2008
108 East Timor 2.7% 2008
109 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.7% 2008
110 Eritrea 1.5% 2008
111 Ethiopia 1.1% 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/Christian-countries/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Christian 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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