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East Asia and Pacific 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 Nauru 71.1% 2008
2 Tonga 57.6% 2008
3 Samoa 54.1% 2008
4 Palau 48.9% 2008
5 Kiribati 46% 2008
6 Marshall Islands 45.4% 2008
7 Federated States of Micronesia 40.6% 2008
8 Fiji 30.6% 2008
9 Solomon Islands 30% 2008
10 New Zealand 28.3% 2008
11 Vanuatu 27.5% 2008
12 Australia 26.8% 2008
13 Papua New Guinea 16.2% 2008
14 Mongolia 14.4% 2008
15 Malaysia 14% 2008
16 Thailand 8.8% 2008
17 South Korea 7.7% 2008
18 Brunei 7.5% 2008
19 Singapore 7.1% 2008
20 Philippines 6.3% 2008
21 China 5.7% 2008
22 Japan 5% 2008
23 Indonesia 4.8% 2008
24 Burma 4% 2008
25 North Korea 3.9% 2008
26 East Timor 2.7% 2008
27 Laos 2.6% 2008
28 Cambodia 2.1% 2008
29 Vietnam 1.7% 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/East-Asia-and-Pacific/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

East Asia and Pacific 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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