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Heavily indebted countries 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis 40.7% 2008
2 Barbados 34.7% 2008
3 Belize 33.7% 2008
4 Egypt 33.1% 2008
5 United States 33% 2008
6 Jordan 30% 2008
7 Malta 28.8% 2008
8 Hungary 27.6% 2008
9 Lebanon 27.4% 2008
10 United Kingdom 26.9% 2008
11 Spain 26.6% 2008
=12 Israel 26.2% 2008
=12 Canada 26.2% 2008
14 Antigua and Barbuda 25.6% 2008
15 Cyprus 25.5% 2008
16 Ireland 25.2% 2008
17 Germany 25.1% 2008
18 Dominica 24.9% 2008
19 Serbia 24.8% 2008
20 Jamaica 24.1% 2008
21 Portugal 24% 2008
22 Seychelles 23.9% 2008
23 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 23.4% 2008
24 Iceland 23.2% 2008
25 Grenada 22.5% 2008
26 Belgium 22.1% 2008
27 Saint Lucia 21.4% 2008
28 Austria 20.9% 2008
29 Greece 20.1% 2008
30 Italy 19.8% 2008
31 Netherlands 18.8% 2008
32 France 18.2% 2008
33 Morocco 16.4% 2008
34 Cape Verde 10% 2008
35 Sao Tome and Principe 9.5% 2008
36 Singapore 7.1% 2008
37 Zimbabwe 7% 2008
38 Sudan 6% 2008
39 Sri Lanka 5.1% 2008
40 Japan 5% 2008
41 Malawi 4.3% 2008
42 Eritrea 1.5% 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/Heavily-indebted-countries/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Heavily indebted countries 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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