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Muslim countries Compared by People > Obesity > Adult obesity rate

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 Kuwait 42% 2008
2 Qatar 33.2% 2008
3 Egypt 33.1% 2008
4 Saudi Arabia 33% 2008
5 Bahrain 32.9% 2008
6 United Arab Emirates 32.7% 2008
7 Jordan 30% 2008
=8 Libya 27.8% 2008
=8 Turkey 27.8% 2008
10 Lebanon 27.4% 2008
11 Syria 27.1% 2008
12 Iraq 27% 2008
13 Azerbaijan 23.8% 2008
14 Kazakhstan 23.7% 2008
15 Tunisia 22.3% 2008
16 Albania 21.3% 2008
17 Oman 20.9% 2008
18 Iran 19.4% 2008
19 Morocco 16.4% 2008
20 Algeria 16% 2008
21 Kyrgyzstan 15.5% 2008
22 Uzbekistan 15.1% 2008
23 Yemen 14.5% 2008
24 Malaysia 14% 2008
25 Turkmenistan 13.2% 2008
26 Maldives 12.9% 2008
27 Mauritania 12.7% 2008
28 Djibouti 9.4% 2008
29 Tajikistan 8.6% 2008
30 The Gambia 7.9% 2008
31 Brunei 7.5% 2008
=32 Sierra Leone 6.8% 2008
=32 Senegal 6.8% 2008
34 Nigeria 6.5% 2008
35 Sudan 6% 2008
36 Pakistan 5.5% 2008
=37 Somalia 4.8% 2008
=37 Indonesia 4.8% 2008
=39 Guinea 4.4% 2008
=39 Comoros 4.4% 2008
41 Mali 4.3% 2008
42 Chad 2.7% 2008
43 Niger 2.4% 2008
44 Burkina Faso 2.3% 2008
45 Afghanistan 2.2% 2008
46 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/group-stats/Muslim-countries/People/Obesity/Adult-obesity-rate

Muslim countries Compared by 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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