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Europe 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 Czech Republic 32.7% 2008
2 Malta 28.8% 2008
3 Slovenia 28.6% 2008
4 Turkey 27.8% 2008
=5 Hungary 27.6% 2008
=5 Lithuania 27.6% 2008
7 United Kingdom 26.9% 2008
8 Spain 26.6% 2008
=9 Russia 26.5% 2008
=9 Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.5% 2008
11 Luxembourg 26% 2008
12 Cyprus 25.5% 2008
13 Slovakia 25.4% 2008
14 Poland 25.3% 2008
=15 Andorra 25.2% 2008
=15 Ireland 25.2% 2008
17 Germany 25.1% 2008
18 Latvia 24.9% 2008
19 Serbia 24.8% 2008
20 Belarus 24.3% 2008
21 Croatia 24.2% 2008
=22 Portugal 24% 2008
=22 Armenia 24% 2008
24 Azerbaijan 23.8% 2008
25 Bulgaria 23.7% 2008
26 Iceland 23.2% 2008
27 Finland 23% 2008
28 Montenegro 22.5% 2008
=29 Georgia 22.1% 2008
=29 Belgium 22.1% 2008
=31 Ukraine 21.3% 2008
=31 Albania 21.3% 2008
33 Moldova 21.2% 2008
34 Republic of Macedonia 21.1% 2008
35 Austria 20.9% 2008
36 Estonia 20.6% 2008
37 Greece 20.1% 2008
38 Italy 19.8% 2008
39 Romania 19.1% 2008
40 Netherlands 18.8% 2008
=41 Denmark 18.2% 2008
=41 France 18.2% 2008
43 Switzerland 17.5% 2008
44 Sweden 12% 2009
45 Norway 10% 2009

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/Europe/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Europe 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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