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Religious 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 Saudi Arabia 33% 2008
2 Fiji 30.6% 2008
3 Iraq 27% 2008
4 Poland 25.3% 2008
5 Serbia 24.8% 2008
6 Armenia 24% 2008
7 Tunisia 22.3% 2008
8 Georgia 22.1% 2008
9 Moldova 21.2% 2008
10 Republic of Macedonia 21.1% 2008
11 Romania 19.1% 2008
12 Brazil 18.8% 2008
13 Colombia 17.3% 2008
14 Peru 15.7% 2008
15 Uzbekistan 15.1% 2008
16 Malaysia 14% 2008
17 Cameroon 10.3% 2008
18 Ghana 7.5% 2008
19 Nigeria 6.5% 2008
20 Pakistan 5.5% 2008
21 Kenya 4.2% 2008
22 Afghanistan 2.2% 2008
23 India 1.9% 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/Religious-countries/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Religious 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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