World Rankings: Obesity Rates by Country (July 2017)


Posted: November 3, 2018 at 10:43 pm

New research suggests there are about 775 million obese people in the World including adult, children, and adolescents.

Our research suggests there are nearly 650 million obese adults on the planet, as defined as a body mass index (BMI) over 30. There are also about 125 million obese children and adolescents in the entire world according to a BMI over 30.

The majority of the obesity on the planet resides in a few countries, in fact, the top 10 countries contribute half the entire worlds obesity.

Study Facts:

Today no one country is immune to obesity. For the past 30 years, obesity has skyrocketed across western countries and small countries. Today in economic rich countries, like the United States, United Kingdom, or Australia, there are fewer countries still touched by obesity including Venezuela, Colombia, Egypt, and more.

Research by the World Health Organization suggest there are an additional 124 million children and adolescents worldwide. While just under 1% of children and adolescents aged 5-19 were obese in 1975, more 124 million children and adolescents (6% of girls and 8% of boys) were obese in 2016.

Rank of Countries by Obesity:

Find out which country has the highest rate of obesity by population or by percentage.

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World Rankings: Obesity Rates by Country (July 2017)

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