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Hot 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 Nauru 71.1% 2008
2 Cook Islands 63.7% 2008
3 Tonga 57.6% 2008
4 Samoa 54.1% 2008
5 Kiribati 46% 2008
6 Marshall Islands 45.4% 2008
7 Kuwait 42% 2008
=8 Barbados 34.7% 2008
=8 The Bahamas 34.7% 2008
10 Belize 33.7% 2008
11 Qatar 33.2% 2008
12 Egypt 33.1% 2008
13 Saudi Arabia 33% 2008
14 Bahrain 32.9% 2008
15 Mexico 32.1% 2008
16 Fiji 30.6% 2008
17 Venezuela 30.3% 2008
18 Solomon Islands 30% 2008
19 Trinidad and Tobago 29.3% 2008
20 Libya 27.8% 2008
21 Iraq 27% 2008
22 Australia 26.8% 2008
23 El Salvador 25.8% 2008
24 Antigua and Barbuda 25.6% 2008
25 Panama 25.4% 2008
26 Suriname 25.1% 2008
27 Dominica 24.9% 2008
28 Jamaica 24.1% 2008
29 Seychelles 23.9% 2008
30 Costa Rica 23.7% 2008
31 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 23.4% 2008
32 Grenada 22.5% 2008
33 Nicaragua 22.2% 2008
34 Cuba 21.5% 2008
=35 Ecuador 21.4% 2008
=35 Saint Lucia 21.4% 2008
37 Dominican Republic 21.2% 2008
38 Oman 20.9% 2008
39 Swaziland 19.7% 2008
40 Guatemala 19.2% 2008
41 Brazil 18.8% 2008
42 Mauritius 18.5% 2008
43 Honduras 18.4% 2008
=44 Paraguay 17.9% 2008
=44 Bolivia 17.9% 2008
46 Colombia 17.3% 2008
47 Guyana 17.2% 2008
48 Papua New Guinea 16.2% 2008
49 Algeria 16% 2008
50 Yemen 14.5% 2008
51 Malaysia 14% 2008
52 Gabon 13.9% 2008
53 Maldives 12.9% 2008
54 Mauritania 12.7% 2008
55 Botswana 11.2% 2008
56 Equatorial Guinea 10.6% 2008
57 Cameroon 10.3% 2008
58 Cape Verde 10% 2008
59 Djibouti 9.4% 2008
60 Thailand 8.8% 2008
61 Haiti 7.9% 2008
=62 Ghana 7.5% 2008
=62 Brunei 7.5% 2008
64 Singapore 7.1% 2008
65 Zimbabwe 7% 2008
=66 Sierra Leone 6.8% 2008
=66 Senegal 6.8% 2008
68 Nigeria 6.5% 2008
69 Angola 6.4% 2008
70 Philippines 6.3% 2008
71 Cote d'Ivoire 6.2% 2008
=72 Sudan 6% 2008
=72 Benin 6% 2008
74 Pakistan 5.5% 2008
75 Sri Lanka 5.1% 2008
76 Tanzania 5% 2008
=77 Mozambique 4.9% 2008
=77 Guinea-Bissau 4.9% 2008
=79 Liberia 4.8% 2008
=79 Indonesia 4.8% 2008
=79 Somalia 4.8% 2008
=82 Guinea 4.4% 2008
=82 Comoros 4.4% 2008
=84 Malawi 4.3% 2008
=84 Togo 4.3% 2008
=84 Mali 4.3% 2008
=84 Uganda 4.3% 2008
88 Kenya 4.2% 2008
89 Burma 4% 2008
90 Zambia 3.6% 2008
91 Chad 2.7% 2008
92 Laos 2.6% 2008
93 Niger 2.4% 2008
94 Burkina Faso 2.3% 2008
95 Cambodia 2.1% 2008
96 India 1.9% 2008
=97 Vietnam 1.7% 2008
=97 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.7% 2008
99 Madagascar 1.6% 2008
100 Eritrea 1.5% 2008
=101 Ethiopia 1.1% 2008
=101 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/Hot-countries/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Hot 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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