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Health > Diseases > Obesity > Female obesity rate: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Percentage of females older than 14 who are obese, meaning their Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds 30.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Samoa 66% 2002
=2 Nauru 61% 2004
=2 Cook Islands 61% 2003
4 Saudi Arabia 44% 2000
5 United Arab Emirates 40% 2000
6 Seychelles 35% 2004
7 Bahrain 34% 1999
=8 United States 33% 2004
=8 Egypt 33% 1999
=10 Kuwait 30% 2000
=10 South Africa 30% 1998
=10 Turkey 30% 1997
13 Mexico 28% 2000
=14 Jordan 26% 2002
=14 Fiji 26% 2002
=16 Chile 25% 2003
=16 Bosnia and Herzegovina 25% 2002
=16 Israel 25% 2001
19 Finland 24% 2001
=20 New Zealand 23% 2003
=20 Croatia 23% 2003
=20 Tunisia 23% 1997
=23 Australia 22% 2000
=23 Morocco 22% 2000
25 Malta 21% 2002
=26 Latvia 20% 2004
=26 Serbia and Montenegro 20% 2000
=26 Peru 20% 2000
=26 Poland 20% 2000
=26 Vanuatu 20% 1998
=26 Mauritius 20% 1998
=32 Lebanon 19% 1997
=32 Romania 19% 1997
=34 Hungary 18% 2004
=34 Greece 18% 2004
=34 Nicaragua 18% 2001
=34 Dominican Republic 18% 1998
=34 Uruguay 18% 1998
=39 Colombia 17% 2005
=39 Lithuania 17% 2004
=39 Mauritania 17% 2001
=42 Lesotho 16% 2004
=42 Czech Republic 16% 2002
=44 Estonia 15% 2004
=44 Bolivia 15% 2003
=46 Canada 14% 2003
=46 Spain 14% 2003
=46 Armenia 14% 2001
=46 Slovenia 14% 2001
=46 Iran 14% 1999
=51 Mongolia 13% 2006
=51 Belgium 13% 2004
=51 Brazil 13% 2003
=51 Kazakhstan 13% 1999
=55 Germany 12% 2003
=55 Ireland 12% 2002
=55 Iceland 12% 2002
=55 Azerbaijan 12% 2001
=55 Netherlands 12% 2001
=55 Guatemala 12% 1999
61 Republic of Macedonia 11% 1999
=62 Sweden 10% 2003
=62 Turkmenistan 10% 2000
=64 Italy 9% 2003
=64 Denmark 9% 2000
=64 Kyrgyzstan 9% 1997
=67 Cameroon 8% 2004
=67 Ghana 8% 2003
=67 Switzerland 8% 2002
=67 Gabon 8% 2000
=67 Haiti 8% 2000
=67 Zimbabwe 8% 1999
=73 Uzbekistan 7% 2002
=73 Singapore 7% 1998
=75 Nigeria 6% 2003
=75 Kenya 6% 2003
=75 Benin 6% 2001
=75 Norway 6% 1998
=75 Philippines 6% 1998
=80 Tanzania 4% 2005
=80 Mozambique 4% 2003
=80 Indonesia 4% 2001
=80 Mali 4% 2001
=84 China 3% 2002
=84 Zambia 3% 2002
=84 Japan 3% 2001
=84 Guinea 3% 1999
=84 South Korea 3% 1998
=89 Burkina Faso 2% 2003
=89 Eritrea 2% 2002
=89 Malawi 2% 2000
=89 Laos 2% 2000
=89 Niger 2% 1998
=94 Madagascar 1% 2004
=94 Nepal 1% 2001
=94 Cambodia 1% 2000
=94 India 1% 1998
98 Ethiopia 0.0 2000

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