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People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate: Countries Compared

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 American Samoa 74.6% 2007
2 Nauru 71.1% 2008
3 Cook Islands 63.7% 2008
4 Tokelau 63.4% 2007
5 Tonga 57.6% 2008
6 Samoa 54.1% 2008
7 Palau 48.9% 2008
8 Kiribati 46% 2008
9 Marshall Islands 45.4% 2008
10 Kuwait 42% 2008
11 Saint Kitts and Nevis 40.7% 2008
12 Federated States of Micronesia 40.6% 2008
=13 Barbados 34.7% 2008
=13 The Bahamas 34.7% 2008
15 Belize 33.7% 2008
16 Qatar 33.2% 2008
17 Egypt 33.1% 2008
=18 Saudi Arabia 33% 2008
=18 United States 33% 2008
20 Bahrain 32.9% 2008
=21 United Arab Emirates 32.7% 2008
=21 Czech Republic 32.7% 2008
23 Mexico 32.1% 2008
24 South Africa 31.3% 2008
25 Fiji 30.6% 2008
26 Venezuela 30.3% 2008
=27 Jordan 30% 2008
=27 Solomon Islands 30% 2008
29 Argentina 29.7% 2008
30 Chile 29.4% 2008
31 Trinidad and Tobago 29.3% 2008
32 Malta 28.8% 2008
33 Slovenia 28.6% 2008
34 New Zealand 28.3% 2008
=35 Turkey 27.8% 2008
=35 Libya 27.8% 2008
=37 Hungary 27.6% 2008
=37 Lithuania 27.6% 2008
39 Vanuatu 27.5% 2008
40 Lebanon 27.4% 2008
41 Syria 27.1% 2008
42 Iraq 27% 2008
43 United Kingdom 26.9% 2008
44 Australia 26.8% 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 26.77% 2008
45 Spain 26.6% 2008
=46 Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.5% 2008
=46 Russia 26.5% 2008
=48 Canada 26.2% 2008
=48 Israel 26.2% 2008
50 Luxembourg 26% 2008
51 El Salvador 25.8% 2008
52 Antigua and Barbuda 25.6% 2008
53 Cyprus 25.5% 2008
=54 Slovakia 25.4% 2008
=54 Panama 25.4% 2008
56 Poland 25.3% 2008
=57 Andorra 25.2% 2008
=57 Ireland 25.2% 2008
=59 Suriname 25.1% 2008
=59 Germany 25.1% 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 24.94% 2008
=61 Dominica 24.9% 2008
=61 Latvia 24.9% 2008
=63 Serbia 24.8% 2008
=63 Uruguay 24.8% 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 24.47% 2008
65 Belarus 24.3% 2008
66 Croatia 24.2% 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 24.18% 2008
67 Jamaica 24.1% 2008
=68 Portugal 24% 2008
=68 Armenia 24% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 23.91% 2008
70 Seychelles 23.9% 2008
Potential Future EU Members average (profile) 23.89% 2008
European Union average (profile) 23.84% 2008
71 Azerbaijan 23.8% 2008
=72 Costa Rica 23.7% 2008
=72 Bulgaria 23.7% 2008
=72 Kazakhstan 23.7% 2008
Europe average (profile) 23.6% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 23.53% 2008
75 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 23.4% 2008
76 Iceland 23.2% 2008
77 Finland 23% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 22.93% 2008
=78 Montenegro 22.5% 2008
=78 Grenada 22.5% 2008
80 Tunisia 22.3% 2008
81 Nicaragua 22.2% 2008
=82 Georgia 22.1% 2008
=82 Belgium 22.1% 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 22.03% 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 21.54% 2008
84 Cuba 21.5% 2008
Cold countries average (profile) 21.45% 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 21.44% 2008
=85 Ecuador 21.4% 2008
=85 Saint Lucia 21.4% 2008
=87 Albania 21.3% 2008
=87 Ukraine 21.3% 2008
=89 Dominican Republic 21.2% 2008
=89 Moldova 21.2% 2008
91 Republic of Macedonia 21.1% 2008
=92 Oman 20.9% 2008
=92 Austria 20.9% 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 20.83% 2008
94 Estonia 20.6% 2008
Catholic countries average (profile) 20.39% 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 20.11% 2008
95 Greece 20.1% 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 19.84% 2008
96 Italy 19.8% 2008
97 Swaziland 19.7% 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 19.65% 2008
98 Iran 19.4% 2008
99 Guatemala 19.2% 2008
100 Romania 19.1% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 18.85% 2008
=101 Netherlands 18.8% 2008
=101 Brazil 18.8% 2008
103 Mauritius 18.5% 2008
104 Honduras 18.4% 2008
=105 France 18.2% 2008
=105 Denmark 18.2% 2008
=107 Paraguay 17.9% 2008
=107 Bolivia 17.9% 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 17.71% 2008
109 Switzerland 17.5% 2008
110 Colombia 17.3% 2008
111 Guyana 17.2% 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 16.93% 2008
112 Morocco 16.4% 2008
113 Papua New Guinea 16.2% 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 16.01% 2008
114 Algeria 16% 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 15.96% 2008
115 Peru 15.7% 2008
116 Kyrgyzstan 15.5% 2008
117 Uzbekistan 15.1% 2008
118 Lesotho 14.6% 2008
119 Yemen 14.5% 2008
120 Mongolia 14.4% 2008
121 Malaysia 14% 2008
122 Gabon 13.9% 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 13.32% 2008
123 Turkmenistan 13.2% 2008
124 Maldives 12.9% 2008
125 Mauritania 12.7% 2008
126 Sweden 12% 2009
127 Botswana 11.2% 2008
128 Equatorial Guinea 10.6% 2008
129 Cameroon 10.3% 2008
=130 Norway 10% 2009
=130 Cape Verde 10% 2008
=132 Sao Tome and Principe 9.5% 2008
=132 Namibia 9.5% 2008
134 Djibouti 9.4% 2008
135 Thailand 8.8% 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 8.77% 2008
136 Tajikistan 8.6% 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 8.58% 2008
=137 The Gambia 7.9% 2008
=137 Haiti 7.9% 2008
139 South Korea 7.7% 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 7.54% 2008
=140 Ghana 7.5% 2008
=140 Brunei 7.5% 2008
142 Singapore 7.1% 2008
143 Zimbabwe 7% 2008
failed states average (profile) 6.99% 2008
=144 Sierra Leone 6.8% 2008
=144 Senegal 6.8% 2008
146 Nigeria 6.5% 2008
147 Angola 6.4% 2008
148 Philippines 6.3% 2008
149 Cote d'Ivoire 6.2% 2008
=150 Sudan 6% 2008
=150 Benin 6% 2008
152 China 5.7% 2008
153 Pakistan 5.5% 2008
154 Bhutan 5.3% 2008
155 Sri Lanka 5.1% 2008
=156 Tanzania 5% 2008
=156 Japan 5% 2008
=158 Mozambique 4.9% 2008
=158 Guinea-Bissau 4.9% 2008
=160 Liberia 4.8% 2008
=160 Indonesia 4.8% 2008
=160 Somalia 4.8% 2008
163 Congo, Republic of the 4.7% 2008
=164 Guinea 4.4% 2008
=164 Comoros 4.4% 2008
=166 Malawi 4.3% 2008
=166 Rwanda 4.3% 2008
=166 Togo 4.3% 2008
=166 Mali 4.3% 2008
=166 Uganda 4.3% 2008
171 Kenya 4.2% 2008
172 Burma 4% 2008
173 North Korea 3.9% 2008
174 Zambia 3.6% 2008
175 Central African Republic 3.5% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 3.2% 2008
176 Burundi 2.9% 2008
=177 East Timor 2.7% 2008
=177 Chad 2.7% 2008
179 Laos 2.6% 2008
180 Niger 2.4% 2008
181 Burkina Faso 2.3% 2008
182 Afghanistan 2.2% 2008
183 Cambodia 2.1% 2008
184 India 1.9% 2008
=185 Vietnam 1.7% 2008
=185 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.7% 2008
187 Madagascar 1.6% 2008
188 Eritrea 1.5% 2008
189 Nepal 1.4% 2008
=190 Ethiopia 1.1% 2008
=190 Bangladesh 1.1% 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/stats/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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