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Former British colonies 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 Kuwait 42% 2008
2 Saint Kitts and Nevis 40.7% 2008
=3 Barbados 34.7% 2008
=3 The Bahamas 34.7% 2008
5 Belize 33.7% 2008
6 Qatar 33.2% 2008
7 Egypt 33.1% 2008
8 United States 33% 2008
9 Bahrain 32.9% 2008
10 United Arab Emirates 32.7% 2008
11 Fiji 30.6% 2008
12 Jordan 30% 2008
13 Trinidad and Tobago 29.3% 2008
14 New Zealand 28.3% 2008
15 Australia 26.8% 2008
=16 Israel 26.2% 2008
=16 Canada 26.2% 2008
18 Antigua and Barbuda 25.6% 2008
19 Dominica 24.9% 2008
20 Jamaica 24.1% 2008
21 Grenada 22.5% 2008
22 Saint Lucia 21.4% 2008
23 Swaziland 19.7% 2008
24 Guyana 17.2% 2008
25 Lesotho 14.6% 2008
26 Yemen 14.5% 2008
27 Malaysia 14% 2008
28 Maldives 12.9% 2008
29 Botswana 11.2% 2008
30 Namibia 9.5% 2008
31 The Gambia 7.9% 2008
=32 Ghana 7.5% 2008
=32 Brunei 7.5% 2008
34 Singapore 7.1% 2008
35 Zimbabwe 7% 2008
36 Sierra Leone 6.8% 2008
37 Nigeria 6.5% 2008
38 Sudan 6% 2008
39 Pakistan 5.5% 2008
40 Bhutan 5.3% 2008
41 Sri Lanka 5.1% 2008
42 Tanzania 5% 2008
43 Somalia 4.8% 2008
=44 Uganda 4.3% 2008
=44 Malawi 4.3% 2008
46 Kenya 4.2% 2008
47 Burma 4% 2008
48 Zambia 3.6% 2008
49 India 1.9% 2008
50 Bangladesh 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/Former-British-colonies/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Former British colonies 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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