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Latin America and Caribbean 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
=2 The Bahamas 34.7% 2008
4 Belize 33.7% 2008
5 Mexico 32.1% 2008
6 Venezuela 30.3% 2008
7 Argentina 29.7% 2008
8 Chile 29.4% 2008
9 Trinidad and Tobago 29.3% 2008
10 El Salvador 25.8% 2008
11 Antigua and Barbuda 25.6% 2008
12 Panama 25.4% 2008
13 Suriname 25.1% 2008
14 Dominica 24.9% 2008
15 Uruguay 24.8% 2008
16 Jamaica 24.1% 2008
17 Costa Rica 23.7% 2008
18 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 23.4% 2008
19 Grenada 22.5% 2008
20 Nicaragua 22.2% 2008
21 Cuba 21.5% 2008
=22 Saint Lucia 21.4% 2008
=22 Ecuador 21.4% 2008
24 Dominican Republic 21.2% 2008
25 Guatemala 19.2% 2008
26 Brazil 18.8% 2008
27 Honduras 18.4% 2008
=28 Bolivia 17.9% 2008
=28 Paraguay 17.9% 2008
30 Colombia 17.3% 2008
31 Guyana 17.2% 2008
32 Peru 15.7% 2008
33 Haiti 7.9% 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/Latin-America-and-Caribbean/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Latin America and Caribbean 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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