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Middle Eastern and North Africa: People > Obesity stats

Definitions

  • Adult obesity rate: 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.
STAT MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN TOTAL MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICAN AVERAGE DATES
Adult obesity rate 26.77%
2 times more than average
2008

Citation

"Middle East and North African Obesity Profile", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/groups/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/People/Obesity