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Friday, December 25, 2009

Fattest Countries

Fattest Countries in the World


More than 1.6 billion people in the world are either overweight or obese, according to a recent study by the World Health Organization. Here’s a look at the countries with the highest percent of overweight adults (people age 15 and over). People are considered overweight if their body mass index (BMI) is 25 or higher and obese with a BMI or 30 or higher.



There are currently 1.6 billion overweight adults in the world, according to the World Health Organization. That number is projected to grow by 40% over the next 10 years. The following list reflects the percentage of overweight adults aged 15 and over. These are individuals who have individual body mass indexes, which measures weight relative to height, greater than or equal to 25. Obese is defined as having a BMI greater than or equal to 30.



RankCountry%
1.Nauru94.5
2.Micronesia, Federated States of91.1
3.Cook Islands90.9
4.Tonga90.8
5.Niue81.7
6.Samoa80.4
7.Palau78.4
8.Kuwait74.2
9.United States74.1
10.Kiribati73.6
11.Dominica71.0
12.Barbados69.7
13.Argentina69.4
14.Egypt69.4
15.Malta68.7
16.Greece68.5
17.New Zealand68.4
18.United Arab Emirates68.3
19.Mexico68.1
20.Trinidad and Tobago67.9
21.Australia67.4
22.Belarus66.8
23.Chile65.3
24.Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)65.2
25.Seychelles64.6
26.Bahrain64.1
27.Andorra63.8
28.United Kingdom63.8
29.Saudi Arabia63.5
30.Monaco62.4
31.Bolivia62.2
32.San Marino62.1
33.Guatemala61.2
34.Mongolia61.2
35.Canada61.1
36.Qatar61.0
37.Uruguay60.9
38.Jordan60.5
39.Bahamas60.4
40.Iceland60.4
41.Nicaragua60.4
42.Cuba60.1
43.Germany60.1
44.Brunei Darussalam59.8
45.Slovenia59.8
46.Peru59.6
47.Vanuatu59.6
48.Finland58.7
49.Jamaica57.4




50.Israel57.3
51.Saint Lucia57.3
52.Austria57.1
53.Azerbaijan57.1
54.Turkey56.8
55.Tuvalu56.6
56.Dominican Republic56.5
57.Slovakia56.3
58.Cyprus56.2
59.Saint Kitts and Nevis56.1
60.Costa Rica55.8
61.Colombia55.6
62.Antigua and Barbuda55.5
63.Switzerland55.4
64.Montenegro54.9
65.Serbia54.9
66.Serbia and Montenegro (The former state union of)54.9
67.Albania54.8
68.Fiji54.8
69.Bulgaria54.2
70.Luxembourg54.2
71.Croatia53.9
72.Bosnia and Herzegovina53.8
73.Portugal53.8
74.Armenia53.3
75.Grenada53.3
76.South Africa53.3
77.Iran (Islamic Republic of)53.2
78.Libyan Arab Jamahiriya53.2
79.Lithuania53.1
80.Lebanon53.0
81.Czech Republic52.9
82.Syrian Arab Republic52.8
83.Spain51.8
84.Hungary51.6
85.Panama51.4
86.Tunisia51.0
87.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines50.6
88.Brazil50.5
89.Belize49.8
90.Sweden49.7
91.Norway49.1
92.Russian Federation49.1
93.El Salvador48.7
94.Lesotho48.5
95.Suriname47.8
96.Paraguay47.7
97.Guyana47.5
98.Poland47.5
99.Latvia47.3
100.The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia47.2


Source: World Health Organization.

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