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Health > Obesity: Countries Compared

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The most common value used to measure obesity is the Body Mass Index (BMI) because it is inexpensive and simple to obtain. BMI is computed as the weight in kilograms divided by the value of the height in meters squared. In adults, individuals with BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight, while those with BMI at 30 and above are obese.

Description

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. In the US, a prospective cohort study showed that being overweight increases the risk of death by 20 t0 40% while obesity increases it up to three-fold compared to individuals with normal weight. It is also closely linked to the development of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, musculoskeletal disorders and some types of cancer.

Obesity is considered a global epidemic. Its prevalence is continuously monitored through the Global Database on BMI of the WHO. Between 1998 and 2008, the global prevalence of obesity has doubled. It rose from 5% to 10% in men and from 8% to 14% in women worldwide.

The prevalence of obesity differs between regions and between high and low income countries. It is highest in the WHO Regions of the Americas (26%) and lowest in South East Asia (3%). The rate of obesity increases with the income level of a country. Countries with upper middle and high income have more than double the rates of those in the lower middle and low income countries.

Obesity rates are higher in women than in men worldwide. In low and lower middle income countries, these rates are almost double that of men. In higher income countries, they are similar.

There are multiple factors associated with obesity. Genetics, the environment and human behavior play important roles in the development of obesity. Excess energy intake coupled with decreasing energy expenditure are vital components in this growing epidemic. Studies show that the amount and energy density of food intake per individual in the US has been increasing over time.

Physical inactivity is also an important factor related to obesity. Two proxy measures for this factor are car ownership and amount of television viewing. For every additional hour spent watching TV, there is a 2% increased risk of obesity. Other important factors include the availability and price of food, and access to facilities for physical activity and exercise.

Compared to other high income countries, Japan’s obesity rate is very low. Several factors are thought to influence this. The average person in Japan consumes 200 calories less per day than the average person in the US. Food prices and the cost of automobiles are higher. On the average, each Japanese above 15 years of age walks almost 4 miles per day.

(1) Adams KF, Schatzkin A, Harris TB, et al. Overweight, obesity, and mortality in a large prospective cohort of persons 50 to 71 years old. N Engl J Med 2006 Aug 24;355(8):763-778.

(2) Senauer B, Gemma M. 2006. Why is the obesity rate so low in Japan and high in the U.S.? Some possible economic explanations. http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/14321/1/tr06-02s.pdf

(3) Nguyen DM, El-Serag HB. The epidemiology of obesity. Gastroenterol Clin North Am 2010 March; 39(1):1-7

(4) World Health Organization. Global Health Observatory: Obesity. http://www.who.int/gho/ncd/riskfactors/obesitytext/en/

(5) World Health Organization. World Health Statistics 2013. http://www.who.int/gho/publications/worldhealthstatistics/ENWHS2013Full.pdf

DEFINITION: Percentage of total population who have a BMI (body mass index) greater than 30 Kg/sq.meters (Data for Australia, Austria and Portugal is from 2002. All other data is from 2003). Obesity rates are defined as the percentage of the population with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. The BMI is a single number that evaluates an individual's weight status in relation to height (weight/height2, with weight in kilograms and height in metres). For Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, figures are based on health examinations, rather than self-reported information. Obesity estimates derived from health examinations are generally higher and more reliable than those coming from self-reports, because they preclude any misreporting of people's height and weight. However, health examinations are only conducted regularly in a few countries (OECD).

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States 30.6% 2003
2 Mexico 24.2% 2003
3 United Kingdom 23% 2003
4 Slovakia 22.4% 2003
5 Greece 21.9% 2003
6 Australia 21.7% 2003
7 New Zealand 20.9% 2003
8 Hungary 18.8% 2003
9 Luxembourg 18.4% 2003
10 Czech Republic 14.8% 2003
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 14.56% 2003
11 Canada 14.3% 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 13.67% 2003
12 Spain 13.1% 2003
13 Ireland 13% 2003
14 Germany 12.9% 2003
=15 Finland 12.8% 2003
=15 Portugal 12.8% 2003
17 Iceland 12.4% 2003
18 Turkey 12% 2003
19 Belgium 11.7% 2003
20 Netherlands 10% 2003
21 Sweden 9.7% 2003
22 Denmark 9.5% 2003
23 France 9.4% 2003
24 Austria 9.1% 2003
25 Italy 8.5% 2003
26 Norway 8.3% 2003
27 Switzerland 7.7% 2003
=28 Japan 3.2% 2003
=28 South Korea 3.2% 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Obesity. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Health Data 2005. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Obesity

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Interesting observations about Health > Obesity

United States ranked first for obesity amongst High income OECD countries in 2003.
Japan ranked last for obesity amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2003.
All of the top 2 countries by obesity are Christian.
United Kingdom ranked first for obesity amongst European Union in 2003.
19 of the bottom 22 countries by obesity are European.
Australia ranked first for obesity amongst Non-religious countries in 2003.
Italy ranked last for obesity amongst Eurozone in 2003.
France ranked third last for obesity amongst NATO countries in 2003.
Canada ranked second last for obesity amongst English speaking countries in 2003.
Switzerland ranked last for obesity amongst Western Europe in 2003.

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The most common value used to measure obesity is the Body Mass Index (BMI) because it is inexpensive and simple to obtain. BMI is computed as the weight in kilograms divided by the value of the height in meters squared. In adults, individuals with BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight, while those with BMI at 30 and above are obese.

Description

Obesity is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. In the US, a prospective cohort study showed that being overweight increases the risk of death by 20 t0 40% while obesity increases it up to three-fold compared to individuals with normal weight. It is also closely linked to the development of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, musculoskeletal disorders and some types of cancer.

Obesity is considered a global epidemic. Its prevalence is continuously monitored through the Global Database on BMI of the WHO. Between 1998 and 2008, the global prevalence of obesity has doubled. It rose from 5% to 10% in men and from 8% to 14% in women worldwide.

The prevalence of obesity differs between regions and between high and low income countries. It is highest in the WHO Regions of the Americas (26%) and lowest in South East Asia (3%). The rate of obesity increases with the income level of a country. Countries with upper middle and high income have more than double the rates of those in the lower middle and low income countries.

Obesity rates are higher in women than in men worldwide. In low and lower middle income countries, these rates are almost double that of men. In higher income countries, they are similar.

There are multiple factors associated with obesity. Genetics, the environment and human behavior play important roles in the development of obesity. Excess energy intake coupled with decreasing energy expenditure are vital components in this growing epidemic. Studies show that the amount and energy density of food intake per individual in the US has been increasing over time.

Physical inactivity is also an important factor related to obesity. Two proxy measures for this factor are car ownership and amount of television viewing. For every additional hour spent watching TV, there is a 2% increased risk of obesity. Other important factors include the availability and price of food, and access to facilities for physical activity and exercise.

Compared to other high income countries, Japan’s obesity rate is very low. Several factors are thought to influence this. The average person in Japan consumes 200 calories less per day than the average person in the US. Food prices and the cost of automobiles are higher. On the average, each Japanese above 15 years of age walks almost 4 miles per day.

(1) Adams KF, Schatzkin A, Harris TB, et al. Overweight, obesity, and mortality in a large prospective cohort of persons 50 to 71 years old. N Engl J Med 2006 Aug 24;355(8):763-778.

(2) Senauer B, Gemma M. 2006. Why is the obesity rate so low in Japan and high in the U.S.? Some possible economic explanations. http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/14321/1/tr06-02s.pdf

(3) Nguyen DM, El-Serag HB. The epidemiology of obesity. Gastroenterol Clin North Am 2010 March; 39(1):1-7

(4) World Health Organization. Global Health Observatory: Obesity. http://www.who.int/gho/ncd/riskfactors/obesitytext/en/

(5) World Health Organization. World Health Statistics 2013. http://www.who.int/gho/publications/worldhealthstatistics/ENWHS2013Full.pdf

Posted on 14 Apr 2014

chris.lockyer781

chris.lockyer781

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It is not immigrant and minorities that have higher obesity rates in the US. Actually Whites have higher obesity rates than Asians if you look at a CDC report http://www.statehealthfacts.org/profileind.jsp?rgn=1&cat;=2&ind;=91
and also immigrants tend to have lower obesity rates and better health outcomes in general and the length of residence in US actually is highly associated with increased BMI among recent immigrants. To blame obesity in the US to immigrants and minority is not correct.

Posted on 24 Jul 2011

hyyrak

hyyrak

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I see a very great difference between countries, actually societies, in how food and activity is related and fit into daily life. I am an American and know all too well that a great many people are overweight and heard the million excuses and knew many people who tried dieting with one fad diet after another. But distribution of fitness varies radically by region and even towns. Seemingly unrelated to regional differences is income. Generally speaking excess weight does occur at higher, a lot higher rates with inverse of income.
When I travel, now I live in Russia, the biggest factor is age where people of both sexes tend to be slim or normal until after 40. It is very rare rare to see an obese child.
I am also seeing a change, that seems to align with change in lifestyles. In the last 10 years the number of meals eaten away from home has increased dramatically particularly for young adults who tend to live in coffee shops, sushi cafes, pubs and fast food places, none of which really existed 10 years ago. There has been a great increase in the number of cars and a reduction in walking but not to the extent as in the US where many regions are just impossible to live in without driving a great deal and walking very little.
I have noticed a steady, but modest increase in weight with teens and young adults in the last few years in Russia.
So we have a situation where a large mass of people have gone from home cooking, a great deal of walking daily, to a much more sedentary life, and western style fast food. The increase is visible but not even close to the increase in weight seen in young children or teens in the US. When I was in high school in the 60s, we had one fat boy in a class of 3,000. His was likely organic because he tried very hard with daily exercise in PE and a special lot fat meal at lunch and at home, no fast food was allowed in his home.
Visiting the same neighborhood is shocking where 50% are overweight, with many 14 year old kids obese. There is no PE program anymore so most kids get no exercise at all.
A study that analyzed food production, minus waste, plus food importing into the US a couple years ago and divided that mass of food, without regard to type of food, by the population for a per capita consumption and projected the weight that would result based on common models and found that the mass of food was enough to account for the average weight of the country regardless if it came in the form of fast food or unprocessed natural foods.
Portion size in fast food outlets probably are more responsible than quality of food, portions in restaurant are really too big in the US. The finer the restaurant, however, tend to have smaller portions, and lighter patrons.
The US problem with declining health and fitness of young people compared to 40-75 years ago is a serious problem, because later life health problems are closely related fitness in teen years. Weight added, by women after age 60 or so has very little impact on health, they tend to carry it well if added late. If added early in age it is a very negative indicator. Same with men.
It is a pleasure to socialize in much of Europe and Russia because of the high levels of education and people tend to be fit and well groomed which are traits that the US used to have decades ago, but no more.

Posted on 07 Jan 2012

Stan Jacox

Stan Jacox

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Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20% or more above normal weight. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index or BMI. A person is considered overweight if his or her BMI is between 25 and 29.9; a person is considered obese if his or her BMI is over 30.

"Morbid obesity" means that a person is either 50%-100% over normal weight, more than 100 pounds over normal weight, has a BMI of 40 or higher, or is sufficiently overweight to severely interfere with health or normal function.

Learn more at Triumph Grudnjaci or www.webmd.com/diet

Posted on 22 Jan 2012

Daria

Daria

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A study by Swedish researchers published in the British Medical Journal suggests that people with a waistline of 39.3 inches (100 centimeters) or more face a greater risk of developing insulin resistance. People who suffer from insulin resistance are more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease.

Diabetes is caused by an imbalance of insulin, a hormone that stimulates the body’s cells into absorbing glucose from the blood. The researchers who conducted the study compared the size of people’s waists with other biological markers that are known predictors of insulin sensitivity, which often leads to insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is the cause of Type 2 diabetes, which makes up about 90 percent of all cases of diabetes and usually shows up in adults 40 years of age and older.

Diabetes can lead various heart and blood disorders that are responsible for about 50 to 80 percent of deaths of diabetics. Severe forms of the disease can lead to blindness, loss of limbs and kidney failure. In Type 2 diabetes, insulin is produced at insufficient levels or does not work efficiently, either because it is defective in some way or because the cells themselves have become resistant to it. The incidence of Type 2 diabetes has risen dramatically alongside obesity rates.

Posted on 14 Apr 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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A study commissioned by the California Department of Health and Human Services found that more than half of all the adults in that state are overweight.

Almost 53 percent of California residents over the age of 25 are overweight, and more than 17 percent are obese, according to the study. The rates among Hispanics, blacks and adults with less than a high school education exceed 60 percent and the state has one of the fastest increasing rates of adult obesity in the country.

Overweight and inactive people cost California $21.7 billion a year in medical bills, injuries and lost productivity, based on the study’s estimates.

The state’s governor, former bodybuilder and action movie star Arnold Shwarzenegger, wants junk food taken out of schools and vending machines stocked with fresh vegetables, milk and other healthy food.

Posted on 11 Apr 2005

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

Ian Graham, Staff Editor

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In response to Trevor:

This statistic is not based on land area. The quantity being measured is BMI(body mass index). BMI is a method of comparing a persons weight and height. It is calculated from the formula:

BMI = Weight (KG) / Height squared (m^2)

So the m^2 is related to the persons height.

BMI is a widely used indicator of possible health risk as it relates to physical mass (how much space the human body actually takes up). A BMI of over 25 is associated with a higher risk of illness.

BMI does not take into account build, proportion of body fat, maturity level or other health factors (such as disease, genetic risk). Because of these limitations, BMI should not be the only indicator of a persons ideal weight.

Posted on 16 Apr 2005

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

Edria Murray, Staff Editor

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Staff response to @nt, comment posted on 2011-03-30 09:52:15

Hi @nt. The data is from 2002 and 2003 and was collated in 2005.

Posted on 07 Apr 2011

Staff Editor

Staff Editor

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These stats for obesity actually paint a picture that is better than reality. If you leave children out of the numbers, the percentage of obese adults is somewhat higher, and the percentage of overweight adults is considerably higher.

One of the major factors contributing to this is poor nutrition (particularly the high availability of cheap junk food and pervasiveness of high fructose corn syrup), and there is a good chance that this is also a factor in the high rates of mental illness, crime, and mass shootings in the US.

Posted on 30 Dec 2012

Dandroidian

Dandroidian

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I thought, actually, that Nauru had the highest obese population in the world, due to their poor, largely canned meat, diets.
From Wikipedia:" Nauruans are the most obese people in the world: 97 per cent of men and 93 per cent of women are overweight or obese.[78] As a result, Nauru has the world's highest level of type 2 diabetes, with more than 40 per cent of the population affected.[79] Other significant dietary-related problems on Nauru include kidney disease and heart disease. Life expectancy on Nauru in 2009 was 60.6 years for males and 68.0 years for females.[80]"

Posted on 23 Dec 2012

ThousandDemons

ThousandDemons

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Posted on 15 Jul 2012

NewEra

NewEra

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Thanks for above information. In any country obesity is a general problem. Many doctor prescribe Generic rimonabant(acomplia)for weight loss purpose. If you take this medicine and do some small exercise daily. It’s beneficial to your health.

Posted on 12 Mar 2012

John Cena

John Cena

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take a balanced diet to prevent obesity!!!
balanced diet also give you;
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3.prevention from diet disease to live longer
4.burst up energy level for everyday used
5.give a better and quality sleep for a sweet dreams:D
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Posted on 16 Jan 2012

wawa

wawa

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BMI stats dont mean much anyway, if you only used peoples height/weight ratio's then most of the worlds athletes and sports peoples would be either obese or overweight.....

Posted on 15 Oct 2011

Jason

Jason

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AD Slovakia.
It can be real. If you live here (in Slovakia), just look around, how many people have a beer belly.

Obesity is not only about people, who can't walk because of body weight.

Just yesterday was in newspaper SME about more sport for school kids, because 18% kids is obese and other 7% is overweight
http://www.sme.sk/c/6036318/jurzyca-chce-opat-znamkovat-telocvik.html

And when they grow up, start going to work, they will have even less sport activity and that result in more obesity.

This numbers are 8 years old and this problem is growing. Now percents are for sure higher and maybe our position in this sad rank can be higher too.

Posted on 01 Sep 2011

Lukas

Lukas

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That's right, obesity is highest among third-world populations. Blacks, Hispanics and Pacific Islanders are the most obese Americans.

Pacific Island nations are the most obese, Nauru is nearly 100% obese.

http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/video/fattest-place-earth-12533987

Posted on 16 Aug 2011

Mark

Mark

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Actually, obesity is highest among blacks. Generally, the poorer a person is, the fatter they are. They buy cheap food, and cheap food in the US makes you fat. All that HFCS and whatever the hell else they put in it. Poorer people are also more likely to eat fast food.

Posted on 28 Jul 2011

Lady

Lady

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The US has a the highest obesity rate due to the large immigrant and minority populations whose decisions on what foods to eat are dictated by their lower incomes. While diet and exercise maybe lower than in other countries that is changing based on increased educations and a new generation who is very much concerned about health and exercise. It is a shame that people look at these statistics and make a general claim about America. It is unfair to think that all Americans are fat. The obesity problem originates in the southern area of the country which has high numbers of immigrants and minorities.

Posted on 23 Jul 2011

Steve

Steve

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Obesity is the root cause of most of the diseases like cardiac problems, diabetes, orthopedic disorders, hormonal imbalances and cancer. Medical-Recipe.com has launched a campaign to make people aware of BMI. All websites can link to their BMI calculator and make people aware of the consequences of having high BMI. It is a good initiative. All websites can link to their BMI calculator.
Details are in Http://Medical-Recipe.com/CalculateMyBmi.html

Posted on 03 Dec 2010

Hemanth

Hemanth

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I was obese - so much so I developed diabetes in my mid-40's. there are great regional differences and we have problems in this part of the west of Scotland. Alcohol and the eating patterns surrounding excessive consumption are also a factor. We seem to have a lot of very thin and very large people. I simply stopped drinking and ate cereal for breakfast and now 2 and a half years later am 4 stones lighter and it's easy to live with. Fad diets don't work. I lost 2-3 lbs a fortnight and over time people began to notice after a year or so. Go for small sustainable changes and the weight won't go back on in my experience. I have a real empathy with obese people and I know that a change in lifestyle really works.

Posted on 29 Mar 2011

Steven Gordon

Steven Gordon

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Thanks for above information. In any country obesity is a general problem. Many doctor prescribe Generic rimonabant(acomplia)for weight loss purpose. If you take this medicine and do some small exercise daily. It’s beneficial to your health.

Posted on 17 Aug 2009

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