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Former French 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 Lebanon 27.4% 2008
2 Syria 27.1% 2008
3 Tunisia 22.3% 2008
4 Morocco 16.4% 2008
5 Algeria 16% 2008
6 Gabon 13.9% 2008
7 Mauritania 12.7% 2008
8 Cameroon 10.3% 2008
9 Djibouti 9.4% 2008
10 Haiti 7.9% 2008
11 Senegal 6.8% 2008
12 Cote d'Ivoire 6.2% 2008
13 Benin 6% 2008
14 Mozambique 4.9% 2008
15 Guinea 4.4% 2008
=16 Togo 4.3% 2008
=16 Mali 4.3% 2008
18 Central African Republic 3.5% 2008
19 Chad 2.7% 2008
20 Laos 2.6% 2008
21 Niger 2.4% 2008
22 Burkina Faso 2.3% 2008
23 Cambodia 2.1% 2008
24 Vietnam 1.7% 2008
25 Madagascar 1.6% 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-French-colonies/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Former French 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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