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Health > Diseases > Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI): Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Countries compared by average BMI (combining male and female population), according to data gathered by researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The BMI (Body Mass Index) measures how appropiate is the weight of an individual compared to their height. The calculation is made measuring your weight in kilograms and dividing it twice by your height measured in metres. A high BMI (25 or more) is usually associated with a risk of suffering diverse health problems.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Tonga 32.9 2013
2 Federated States of Micronesia 32.82 2013
3 Samoa 28.34 2013
4 Kuwait 27.92 2013
5 United States 27.82 2013
6 Barbados 27.7 2013
7 Qatar 27.47 2013
8 Solomon Islands 27.34 2013
9 The Bahamas 27.09 2013
10 Trinidad and Tobago 26.9 2013
11 Belarus 26.72 2013
=12 Cyprus 26.7 2013
=12 Egypt 26.7 2013
14 United Arab Emirates 26.66 2013
=15 New Zealand 26.61 2013
=15 Croatia 26.61 2013
17 Mexico 26.54 2013
18 Argentina 26.44 2013
19 Grenada 26.43 2013
20 Bahrain 26.33 2013
21 Jamaica 26.21 2013
=22 Venezuela 26.19 2013
=22 United Kingdom 26.19 2013
24 Panama 26.16 2013
25 Greece 26.13 2013
26 Saudi Arabia 26.11 2013
27 Australia 26.1 2013
28 Belize 26.09 2013
29 Libya 26.06 2013
30 Chile 26.05 2013
=31 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 26.04 2013
=31 Malta 26.04 2013
33 Mongolia 25.94 2013
34 Iceland 25.93 2013
35 Guatemala 25.88 2013
36 Bolivia 25.86 2013
37 El Salvador 25.8 2013
38 Suriname 25.71 2013
39 Canada 25.7 2013
40 Cuba 25.64 2013
41 Nicaragua 25.61 2013
42 Ecuador 25.58 2013
43 Vanuatu 25.53 2013
44 Dominican Republic 25.45 2013
45 Slovenia 25.38 2013
46 Slovakia 25.34 2013
=47 Paraguay 25.32 2013
=47 Germany 25.32 2013
49 Georgia 25.27 2013
50 Moldova 25.24 2013
=51 Saint Lucia 25.23 2013
=51 Peru 25.23 2013
53 Tajikistan 25.21 2013
54 Honduras 25.12 2013
55 Guyana 25.1 2013
56 Jordan 25.09 2013
=57 Finland 25.06 2013
=57 Luxembourg 25.06 2013
=57 Uruguay 25.06 2013
60 Israel 25.05 2013
=61 Syria 25 2013
=61 Austria 25 2013
63 Fiji 24.99 2013
64 South Africa 24.96 2013
=65 Colombia 24.94 2013
=65 Switzerland 24.94 2013
67 Turkey 24.92 2013
68 Costa Rica 24.87 2013
69 Brazil 24.79 2013
70 Equatorial Guinea 24.75 2013
71 Cameroon 24.7 2013
72 Norway 24.69 2013
73 Azerbaijan 24.65 2013
74 Portugal 24.59 2013
75 Lebanon 24.57 2013
76 Lesotho 24.56 2013
77 Sweden 24.54 2013
=78 Albania 24.53 2013
=78 Iraq 24.53 2013
80 Spain 24.52 2013
81 Mauritius 24.46 2013
=82 Hungary 24.45 2013
=82 Botswana 24.45 2013
84 Ireland 24.4 2013
85 Lithuania 24.29 2013
86 Iran 24.28 2013
87 Armenia 24.26 2013
88 Denmark 24.24 2013
=89 Oman 24.15 2013
=89 Belgium 24.15 2013
91 Netherlands 24.14 2013
92 South Korea 24.06 2013
93 Bosnia and Herzegovina 23.94 2013
94 Algeria 23.87 2013
95 Tunisia 23.86 2013
96 Republic of Macedonia 23.81 2013
97 Uzbekistan 23.8 2013
98 Papua New Guinea 23.79 2013
99 Czech Republic 23.78 2013
100 Bulgaria 23.77 2013
101 Morocco 23.76 2013
102 Mauritania 23.74 2013
103 Latvia 23.73 2013
104 France 23.56 2013
105 Turkmenistan 23.55 2013
106 Italy 23.49 2013
107 Sierra Leone 23.45 2013
108 Cape Verde 23.44 2013
109 Gabon 23.4 2013
110 Swaziland 23.39 2013
111 Ukraine 23.34 2013
112 Russia 23.25 2013
113 Poland 23.21 2013
114 Ghana 23.15 2013
115 Haiti 23.12 2013
116 Estonia 23.06 2013
=117 Kazakhstan 22.99 2013
=117 Comoros 22.99 2013
119 Romania 22.98 2013
120 Djibouti 22.96 2013
121 Kyrgyzstan 22.9 2013
122 Nigeria 22.88 2013
123 China 22.86 2013
124 Angola 22.73 2013
125 Senegal 22.68 2013
126 Brunei 22.67 2013
127 Malaysia 22.58 2013
128 Benin 22.48 2013
129 Burma 22.4 2013
130 Zimbabwe 22.38 2013
131 Philippines 22.35 2013
132 Thailand 22.34 2013
133 Togo 22.22 2013
134 Maldives 22.21 2013
135 Singapore 22.19 2013
136 Mali 22.18 2013
137 Yemen 22.07 2013
138 Guinea 22.06 2013
139 Namibia 22 2013
140 Laos 21.99 2013
141 Sudan 21.97 2013
142 Malawi 21.96 2013
143 Japan 21.93 2013
144 Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.91 2013
145 Tanzania 21.83 2013
146 Gambia 21.73 2013
147 Rwanda 21.67 2013
148 Madagascar 21.6 2013
149 Indonesia 21.59 2013
=150 Pakistan 21.53 2013
=150 Uganda 21.53 2013
152 Cambodia 21.51 2013
153 Niger 21.49 2013
154 Chad 21.42 2013
155 Kenya 21.41 2013
156 Mozambique 21.27 2013
157 Burkina Faso 21.25 2013
158 India 21.05 2013
159 Guinea-Bissau 21.04 2013
160 Zambia 21.02 2013
161 Afghanistan 21.01 2013
162 Liberia 21 2013
163 Central African Republic 20.99 2013
164 North Korea 20.78 2013
165 East Timor 20.72 2013
166 Nepal 20.55 2013
167 Sri Lanka 20.51 2013
168 Somalia 20.48 2013
169 Ethiopia 20.46 2013
170 Burundi 20.4 2013
171 Bhutan 20.37 2013
172 Bangladesh 20.32 2013
173 Vietnam 19.96 2013
174 Eritrea 19.85 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Diseases > Overweight > Average Body Mass Index (BMI). International Statistics at NationMaster.com", "Where are you on the global fat scale?". BBC. July 12, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-16. http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/pdf/1471-2458-12-439.pdf. Walpole et al., BMC Public Health 2012, 12:4. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Diseases/Overweight/Average-Body-Mass-Index-(BMI)

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