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European Union 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 Lithuania 27.6% 2008
=4 Hungary 27.6% 2008
6 United Kingdom 26.9% 2008
7 Spain 26.6% 2008
8 Luxembourg 26% 2008
9 Cyprus 25.5% 2008
10 Slovakia 25.4% 2008
11 Poland 25.3% 2008
12 Ireland 25.2% 2008
13 Germany 25.1% 2008
14 Latvia 24.9% 2008
15 Croatia 24.2% 2008
16 Portugal 24% 2008
17 Bulgaria 23.7% 2008
18 Finland 23% 2008
19 Belgium 22.1% 2008
20 Austria 20.9% 2008
21 Estonia 20.6% 2008
22 Greece 20.1% 2008
23 Italy 19.8% 2008
24 Romania 19.1% 2008
25 Netherlands 18.8% 2008
=26 Denmark 18.2% 2008
=26 France 18.2% 2008
28 Sweden 12% 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/European-Union/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

European Union 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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