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

DEFINITION: Countries compared by average male 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 Federated States of Micronesia 32.8 2013
2 Tonga 32.03 2013
3 Croatia 30.21 2013
4 Samoa 28.79 2013
5 Kuwait 28.77 2013
6 United States 28.64 2013
7 Qatar 27.98 2013
8 Bahrain 27.97 2013
9 Malta 27.91 2013
10 Saudi Arabia 27.88 2013
11 Solomon Islands 27.85 2013
12 Argentina 27.76 2013
13 Mexico 27.7 2013
14 Greece 27.68 2013
15 United Kingdom 27.62 2013
=16 The Bahamas 27.6 2013
=16 Albania 27.6 2013
=16 United Arab Emirates 27.6 2013
19 New Zealand 27.55 2013
20 Venezuela 27.52 2013
21 Australia 27.24 2013
22 Cyprus 27.21 2013
23 Germany 27.17 2013
24 Egypt 27.14 2013
25 Canada 27.04 2013
26 Austria 26.97 2013
27 Grenada 26.94 2013
28 Uruguay 26.88 2013
29 Barbados 26.84 2013
30 Iceland 26.8 2013
31 Cuba 26.78 2013
32 Finland 26.76 2013
33 Israel 26.72 2013
34 Panama 26.67 2013
=35 Cameroon 26.65 2013
=35 Jordan 26.65 2013
=37 Belize 26.6 2013
=37 Lebanon 26.6 2013
39 Libya 26.57 2013
40 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 26.55 2013
41 Bulgaria 26.53 2013
=42 Hungary 26.5 2013
=42 Czech Republic 26.5 2013
44 Portugal 26.49 2013
45 Spain 26.47 2013
=46 Vanuatu 26.46 2013
=46 Trinidad and Tobago 26.46 2013
48 Lithuania 26.44 2013
49 Guatemala 26.42 2013
50 Belarus 26.32 2013
51 El Salvador 26.31 2013
52 Colombia 26.3 2013
53 Norway 26.28 2013
54 Suriname 26.22 2013
55 Azerbaijan 26.21 2013
56 Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.18 2013
57 Ireland 26.14 2013
58 Sweden 26.11 2013
59 Ecuador 26.09 2013
60 Bolivia 26.07 2013
61 Costa Rica 26.06 2013
62 Chile 25.94 2013
63 Belgium 25.93 2013
64 Slovenia 25.89 2013
65 Poland 25.88 2013
66 Peru 25.87 2013
=67 Slovakia 25.85 2013
=67 Brazil 25.85 2013
=69 Paraguay 25.83 2013
=69 Nicaragua 25.83 2013
=71 Georgia 25.78 2013
=71 Italy 25.78 2013
=73 Denmark 25.75 2013
=73 Moldova 25.75 2013
=75 Netherlands 25.72 2013
=75 Tajikistan 25.72 2013
=75 Armenia 25.72 2013
78 Honduras 25.63 2013
79 Guyana 25.61 2013
80 Luxembourg 25.6 2013
81 Dominican Republic 25.55 2013
82 Syria 25.51 2013
83 Switzerland 25.47 2013
84 Oman 25.41 2013
85 Latvia 25.38 2013
86 South Korea 25.34 2013
87 Turkey 25.33 2013
88 Equatorial Guinea 25.26 2013
89 Fiji 25.25 2013
=90 Estonia 25.21 2013
=90 Iran 25.21 2013
92 Turkmenistan 25.13 2013
93 Mauritius 25.05 2013
94 Iraq 25.04 2013
95 Kazakhstan 25.02 2013
96 Uzbekistan 24.99 2013
97 Botswana 24.96 2013
98 South Africa 24.95 2013
99 France 24.9 2013
100 Ukraine 24.84 2013
101 Jamaica 24.82 2013
102 Russia 24.8 2013
103 Mongolia 24.78 2013
104 Ghana 24.64 2013
105 Tunisia 24.63 2013
106 Romania 24.62 2013
107 Saint Lucia 24.59 2013
108 Algeria 24.38 2013
109 Republic of Macedonia 24.25 2013
110 Mauritania 24.17 2013
111 Kyrgyzstan 23.99 2013
112 Nigeria 23.98 2013
113 Cape Verde 23.95 2013
114 Swaziland 23.9 2013
115 Sierra Leone 23.87 2013
116 China 23.78 2013
117 Gabon 23.75 2013
118 Senegal 23.73 2013
119 Morocco 23.71 2013
120 Maldives 23.54 2013
121 Japan 23.52 2013
122 Djibouti 23.47 2013
123 Comoros 23.39 2013
124 Thailand 23.36 2013
125 Angola 23.24 2013
126 Brunei 23.18 2013
127 Papua New Guinea 23.16 2013
128 Malaysia 23.06 2013
129 Lesotho 22.96 2013
=130 Yemen 22.91 2013
=130 Burma 22.91 2013
132 Singapore 22.8 2013
133 Philippines 22.73 2013
134 Togo 22.72 2013
135 Benin 22.52 2013
=136 India 22.5 2013
=136 Laos 22.5 2013
138 Sudan 22.48 2013
139 Guinea 22.41 2013
140 Madagascar 22.31 2013
=141 Cambodia 22.3 2013
=141 Democratic Republic of the Congo 22.3 2013
143 Niger 22.27 2013
144 Haiti 22.21 2013
145 Mali 22.11 2013
146 Chad 22.04 2013
147 Malawi 22.02 2013
148 Namibia 22.01 2013
149 Gambia 21.94 2013
150 Pakistan 21.92 2013
151 Indonesia 21.91 2013
152 Tanzania 21.87 2013
153 Burkina Faso 21.86 2013
154 Zimbabwe 21.7 2013
155 Kenya 21.59 2013
156 Guinea-Bissau 21.55 2013
157 Liberia 21.51 2013
158 Sri Lanka 21.44 2013
159 Afghanistan 21.36 2013
160 North Korea 21.29 2013
161 Mozambique 21.27 2013
162 East Timor 21.23 2013
163 Vietnam 21.18 2013
164 Rwanda 21.15 2013
165 Uganda 21.03 2013
166 Zambia 21.02 2013
167 Bangladesh 21 2013
168 Somalia 20.99 2013
=169 Ethiopia 20.97 2013
=169 Central African Republic 20.97 2013
171 Burundi 20.91 2013
172 Bhutan 20.88 2013
173 Nepal 20.82 2013
174 Eritrea 20.27 2013

Citation

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

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