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Country Comparison :: Obesity - adult prevalence 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.
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Rank
country (%) Date of Information
1 American Samoa
74.60
2007
2 Tokelau
63.40
2007
3 Tonga
56.00
2000
4 Kiribati
50.60
2006
5 Saudi Arabia
35.60
2000
6 United States
33.90
2006
7 United Arab Emirates
33.70
2000
8 Egypt
30.30
2006
9 Kuwait
28.80
2000
10 New Zealand
26.50
2007
11 Seychelles
25.10
2004
12 Fiji
23.90
2004
13 Mexico
23.60
2000
14 Canada
23.10
2004
15 Israel
22.90
2001
16 United Kingdom
22.70
2002
17 Greece
22.50
2003
18 Croatia
22.30
2003
19 Chile
21.90
2003
20 Bosnia and Herzegovina
21.70
2002
21 Malta
20.70
2007
22 Lithuania
19.70
2006
23 Jordan
19.50
2004
24 Poland
18.00
2001
25 Hungary
17.70
2004
26 France
16.90
2007
27 Australia
16.40
2005
28 Malaysia
16.30
2006
29 Peru
16.30
2000
30 Turkey
16.10
2007
31 Morocco
16.00
2000
32 Finland
15.70
2008
33 Zimbabwe
15.70
2005
34 Spain
15.60
2007
35 Latvia
15.60
2006
36 Czech Republic
15.10
2002
37 Slovenia
15.00
2001
38 Estonia
14.40
2004
39 Slovakia
14.30
2002
40 Portugal
14.20
2005
41 Iran
14.20
2005
42 Colombia
13.70
2007
43 Lebanon
13.50
2004
44 Ireland
13.00
2002
45 Germany
12.90
2003
46 Iceland
12.40
2002
47 Bulgaria
12.40
2001
48 Cyprus
12.30
2003
49 Sweden
12.00
2009
50 Cuba
11.80
2002
51 Denmark
11.40
2006
52 Brazil
11.10
2003
53 Austria
11.00
2008
54 Belgium
10.80
2001
55 Norway
10.00
2009
56 Italy
9.80
2005
57 Mongolia
9.80
2005
58 Romania
8.60
2000
59 Switzerland
8.20
2007
60 Thailand
7.80
2003
61 Singapore
6.90
2004
62 Philippines
4.30
2003
63 Eritrea
3.30
2004
64 Korea, South
3.20
2001
65 Japan
3.10
2000
66 China
2.90
2002
67 Indonesia
2.40
2001
68 Madagascar
2.10
2005
69 Laos
1.20
2000
70 Vietnam
0.50
2000
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