×

Former Spanish 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 Mexico 32.1% 2008
2 Venezuela 30.3% 2008
3 Argentina 29.7% 2008
4 Chile 29.4% 2008
5 El Salvador 25.8% 2008
6 Panama 25.4% 2008
7 Uruguay 24.8% 2008
8 Costa Rica 23.7% 2008
9 Nicaragua 22.2% 2008
10 Cuba 21.5% 2008
11 Ecuador 21.4% 2008
12 Dominican Republic 21.2% 2008
13 Guatemala 19.2% 2008
14 Honduras 18.4% 2008
=15 Paraguay 17.9% 2008
=15 Bolivia 17.9% 2008
17 Colombia 17.3% 2008
18 Peru 15.7% 2008
19 Equatorial Guinea 10.6% 2008
20 Philippines 6.3% 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-Spanish-colonies/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Former Spanish colonies Compared by People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate

NationMaster

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'.
Follow us on Facebook to get interesting stats: