FIELD LISTING :: 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.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryOBESITY - ADULT PREVALENCE RATE(%)
Afghanistan 2.2% (2008)
Albania 21.3% (2008)
Algeria 16% (2008)
American Samoa 74.6% (2007)
Andorra 25.2% (2008)
Angola 6.4% (2008)
Antigua and Barbuda 25.6% (2008)
Argentina 29.7% (2008)
Armenia 24% (2008)
Australia 26.8% (2008)
Austria 20.9% (2008)
Azerbaijan 23.8% (2008)
Bahamas, The 34.7% (2008)
Bahrain 32.9% (2008)
Bangladesh 1.1% (2008)
Barbados 34.7% (2008)
Belarus 24.3% (2008)
Belgium 22.1% (2008)
Belize 33.7% (2008)
Benin 6% (2008)
Bhutan 5.3% (2008)
Bolivia 17.9% (2008)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 26.5% (2008)
Botswana 11.2% (2008)
Brazil 18.8% (2008)
Brunei 7.5% (2008)
Bulgaria 23.7% (2008)
Burkina Faso 2.3% (2008)
Burma 4% (2008)
Burundi 2.9% (2008)
Cabo Verde 10% (2008)
Cambodia 2.1% (2008)
Cameroon 10.3% (2008)
Canada 26.2% (2008)
Central African Republic 3.5% (2008)
Chad 2.7% (2008)
Chile 29.4% (2008)
China 5.7% (2008)
Colombia 17.3% (2008)
Comoros 4.4% (2008)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 1.7% (2008)
Congo, Republic of the 4.7% (2008)
Cook Islands 63.7% (2008)
Costa Rica 23.7% (2008)
Cote d'Ivoire 6.2% (2008)
Croatia 24.2% (2008)
Cuba 21.5% (2008)
Cyprus 25.5% (2008)
Czech Republic 32.7% (2008)
Denmark 18.2% (2008)
Djibouti 9.4% (2008)
Dominica 24.9% (2008)
Dominican Republic 21.2% (2008)
Ecuador 21.4% (2008)
Egypt 33.1% (2008)
El Salvador 25.8% (2008)
Equatorial Guinea 10.6% (2008)
Eritrea 1.5% (2008)
Estonia 20.6% (2008)
Ethiopia 1.1% (2008)
Fiji 30.6% (2008)
Finland 23% (2008)
France 18.2% (2008)
Gabon 13.9% (2008)
Gambia, The 7.9% (2008)
Georgia 22.1% (2008)
Germany 25.1% (2008)
Ghana 7.5% (2008)
Greece 20.1% (2008)
Grenada 22.5% (2008)
Guatemala 19.2% (2008)
Guinea-Bissau 4.9% (2008)
Guinea 4.4% (2008)
Guyana 17.2% (2008)
Haiti 7.9% (2008)
Honduras 18.4% (2008)
Hungary 27.6% (2008)
Iceland 23.2% (2008)
India 1.9% (2008)
Indonesia 4.8% (2008)
Iran 19.4% (2008)
Iraq 27% (2008)
Ireland 25.2% (2008)
Israel 26.2% (2008)
Italy 19.8% (2008)
Jamaica 24.1% (2008)
Japan 5% (2008)
Jordan 30% (2008)
Kazakhstan 23.7% (2008)
Kenya 4.2% (2008)
Kiribati 46% (2008)
Korea, North 3.9% (2008)
Korea, South 7.7% (2008)
Kuwait 42% (2008)
Kyrgyzstan 15.5% (2008)
Laos 2.6% (2008)
Latvia 24.9% (2008)
Lebanon 27.4% (2008)
Lesotho 14.6% (2008)
Liberia 4.8% (2008)
Libya 27.8% (2008)
Lithuania 27.6% (2008)
Luxembourg 26% (2008)
Macedonia 21.1% (2008)
Madagascar 1.6% (2008)
Malawi 4.3% (2008)
Malaysia 14% (2008)
Maldives 12.9% (2008)
Mali 4.3% (2008)
Malta 28.8% (2008)
Marshall Islands 45.4% (2008)
Mauritania 12.7% (2008)
Mauritius 18.5% (2008)
Mexico 32.1% (2008)
Micronesia, Federated States of 40.6% (2008)
Moldova 21.2% (2008)
Mongolia 14.4% (2008)
Montenegro 22.5% (2008)
Morocco 16.4% (2008)
Mozambique 4.9% (2008)
Namibia 9.5% (2008)
Nauru 71.1% (2008)
Nepal 1.4% (2008)
Netherlands 18.8% (2008)
New Zealand 28.3% (2008)
Nicaragua 22.2% (2008)
Nigeria 6.5% (2008)
Niger 2.4% (2008)
Norway 21.5% (2008)
Oman 20.9% (2008)
Pakistan 5.5% (2008)
Palau 48.9% (2008)
Panama 25.4% (2008)
Papua New Guinea 16.2% (2008)
Paraguay 17.9% (2008)
Peru 15.7% (2008)
Philippines 6.3% (2008)
Poland 25.3% (2008)
Portugal 24% (2008)
Qatar 33.2% (2008)
Romania 19.1% (2008)
Russia 26.5% (2008)
Rwanda 4.3% (2008)
Saint Kitts and Nevis 40.7% (2008)
Saint Lucia 21.4% (2008)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 23.4% (2008)
Samoa 54.1% (2008)
Sao Tome and Principe 9.5% (2008)
Saudi Arabia 33% (2008)
Senegal 6.8% (2008)
Serbia 24.8% (2008)
Seychelles 23.9% (2008)
Sierra Leone 6.8% (2008)
Singapore 7.1% (2008)
Slovakia 25.4% (2008)
Slovenia 28.6% (2008)
Solomon Islands 30% (2008)
Somalia 4.8% (2008)
South Africa 31.3% (2008)
Spain 26.6% (2008)
Sri Lanka 5.1% (2008)
Sudan 6% (2008)
Suriname 25.1% (2008)
Swaziland 19.7% (2008)
Sweden 18.6% (2008)
Switzerland 17.5% (2008)
Syria 27.1% (2008)
Tajikistan 8.6% (2008)
Tanzania 5% (2008)
Thailand 8.8% (2008)
Timor-Leste 2.7% (2008)
Togo 4.3% (2008)
Tokelau 63.4% (2007)
Tonga 57.6% (2008)
Trinidad and Tobago 29.3% (2008)
Tunisia 22.3% (2008)
Turkey 27.8% (2008)
Turkmenistan 13.2% (2008)
Uganda 4.3% (2008)
Ukraine 21.3% (2008)
United Arab Emirates 32.7% (2008)
United Kingdom 26.9% (2008)
United States 33% (2008)
Uruguay 24.8% (2008)
Uzbekistan 15.1% (2008)
Vanuatu 27.5% (2008)
Venezuela 30.3% (2008)
Vietnam 1.7% (2008)
Yemen 14.5% (2008)
Zambia 3.6% (2008)
Zimbabwe 7% (2008)