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

DEFINITION: Countries compared by average female BMI, 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Tonga 33.77 2013
2 Federated States of Micronesia 32.84 2013
3 Barbados 28.55 2013
4 Samoa 27.88 2013
5 Jamaica 27.6 2013
6 Trinidad and Tobago 27.33 2013
7 Belarus 27.11 2013
8 Mongolia 27.1 2013
9 Kuwait 27.07 2013
10 United States 27 2013
11 Qatar 26.96 2013
12 Solomon Islands 26.83 2013
13 The Bahamas 26.57 2013
14 Egypt 26.25 2013
15 Cyprus 26.18 2013
16 Lesotho 26.16 2013
17 Chile 26.15 2013
18 Grenada 25.91 2013
19 Saint Lucia 25.86 2013
20 United Arab Emirates 25.71 2013
21 New Zealand 25.67 2013
=22 Panama 25.65 2013
=22 Bolivia 25.65 2013
24 Belize 25.58 2013
25 Libya 25.55 2013
26 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 25.53 2013
27 Nicaragua 25.38 2013
28 Mexico 25.37 2013
=29 Dominican Republic 25.34 2013
=29 Guatemala 25.34 2013
31 El Salvador 25.28 2013
32 Suriname 25.2 2013
33 Argentina 25.11 2013
=34 Ecuador 25.06 2013
=34 Iceland 25.06 2013
36 South Africa 24.97 2013
37 Australia 24.95 2013
38 Slovenia 24.87 2013
39 Venezuela 24.86 2013
40 Slovakia 24.83 2013
41 Paraguay 24.81 2013
42 United Kingdom 24.76 2013
43 Georgia 24.75 2013
44 Moldova 24.73 2013
45 Fiji 24.72 2013
46 Tajikistan 24.7 2013
47 Bahrain 24.69 2013
48 Honduras 24.61 2013
49 Vanuatu 24.6 2013
=50 Peru 24.59 2013
=50 Guyana 24.59 2013
52 Greece 24.57 2013
53 Luxembourg 24.51 2013
54 Turkey 24.5 2013
=55 Syria 24.49 2013
=55 Cuba 24.49 2013
57 Papua New Guinea 24.41 2013
58 Switzerland 24.4 2013
59 Canada 24.36 2013
60 Saudi Arabia 24.33 2013
61 Equatorial Guinea 24.24 2013
62 Malta 24.17 2013
63 Haiti 24.03 2013
64 Iraq 24.01 2013
65 Botswana 23.94 2013
66 Mauritius 23.87 2013
67 Morocco 23.8 2013
68 Brazil 23.72 2013
69 Costa Rica 23.68 2013
70 Colombia 23.58 2013
71 Jordan 23.52 2013
72 Germany 23.46 2013
73 Israel 23.37 2013
=74 Finland 23.36 2013
=74 Republic of Macedonia 23.36 2013
=74 Algeria 23.36 2013
77 Iran 23.35 2013
78 Mauritania 23.3 2013
79 Uruguay 23.24 2013
80 Norway 23.1 2013
=81 Azerbaijan 23.08 2013
=81 Tunisia 23.08 2013
83 Zimbabwe 23.06 2013
84 Gabon 23.05 2013
=85 Sierra Leone 23.03 2013
=85 Austria 23.03 2013
87 Croatia 23 2013
88 Sweden 22.97 2013
89 Cape Verde 22.93 2013
90 Oman 22.89 2013
91 Swaziland 22.88 2013
92 Armenia 22.8 2013
93 South Korea 22.78 2013
94 Cameroon 22.75 2013
95 Denmark 22.73 2013
96 Portugal 22.69 2013
97 Ireland 22.65 2013
98 Uzbekistan 22.6 2013
99 Comoros 22.59 2013
100 Spain 22.57 2013
101 Netherlands 22.56 2013
102 Lebanon 22.54 2013
103 Djibouti 22.44 2013
104 Benin 22.43 2013
105 Hungary 22.39 2013
106 Belgium 22.36 2013
107 Mali 22.24 2013
=108 France 22.22 2013
=108 Angola 22.22 2013
110 Rwanda 22.19 2013
111 Brunei 22.16 2013
112 Lithuania 22.14 2013
113 Malaysia 22.09 2013
114 Latvia 22.07 2013
115 Uganda 22.02 2013
116 Namibia 21.99 2013
=117 Turkmenistan 21.96 2013
=117 Philippines 21.96 2013
119 China 21.93 2013
120 Malawi 21.9 2013
121 Burma 21.89 2013
122 Ukraine 21.84 2013
123 Kyrgyzstan 21.8 2013
124 Tanzania 21.78 2013
125 Nigeria 21.77 2013
126 Togo 21.72 2013
127 Guinea 21.71 2013
=128 Bosnia and Herzegovina 21.69 2013
=128 Russia 21.69 2013
130 Ghana 21.65 2013
131 Senegal 21.62 2013
132 Singapore 21.58 2013
=133 Gambia 21.52 2013
=133 Democratic Republic of the Congo 21.52 2013
135 Laos 21.48 2013
136 Sudan 21.46 2013
137 Albania 21.45 2013
138 Romania 21.33 2013
139 Thailand 21.32 2013
140 Mozambique 21.27 2013
141 Indonesia 21.26 2013
142 Kenya 21.23 2013
143 Yemen 21.22 2013
144 Italy 21.19 2013
145 Pakistan 21.14 2013
146 Czech Republic 21.06 2013
=147 Central African Republic 21.01 2013
=147 Bulgaria 21.01 2013
=147 Zambia 21.01 2013
150 Kazakhstan 20.96 2013
151 Estonia 20.9 2013
152 Madagascar 20.89 2013
153 Maldives 20.88 2013
154 Chad 20.8 2013
155 Cambodia 20.72 2013
156 Niger 20.71 2013
157 Afghanistan 20.65 2013
158 Burkina Faso 20.64 2013
159 Poland 20.54 2013
160 Guinea-Bissau 20.53 2013
161 Liberia 20.49 2013
162 Japan 20.34 2013
=163 Nepal 20.27 2013
=163 North Korea 20.27 2013
165 East Timor 20.2 2013
166 Somalia 19.97 2013
167 Ethiopia 19.94 2013
168 Burundi 19.89 2013
169 Bhutan 19.85 2013
170 Bangladesh 19.63 2013
171 India 19.6 2013
172 Sri Lanka 19.57 2013
173 Eritrea 19.43 2013
174 Vietnam 18.73 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Diseases > Overweight > Female 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/Female-Body-Mass-Index-(BMI)

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