Obesity worldwide: the map of the world's weight

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Ami Sedghi
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Obesity is in the news again - but how does the UK compare to the rest of the world? The World Health Organisation (WHO) database contains global comparisons of overweight and obesity prevalence broken down over time. The map below shows the overweight and obesity (BMI >= 25 kg/m²) prevalence by gender and country. Click on the map to see the figures by place and use the drop down menu to change year displayed, or explore the table below
 

 

UN_Name
Females (2010), Overweight/ obese %
Males (2010), Overweight/ obese %
Females (2005), Overweight/ obese %
Males (2005), Overweight/ obese %
Females (2002), Overweight/ obese %
Males (2002), Overweight/ obese %
Afghanistan20.815.617.412.715.611.2
Albania52.557.252.557.252.557.2
Algeria49.437.445.634.143.232.1
Andorra68.762.566.860.965.559.8
Angola37.223.833.621.331.419.9
Antigua and Barbuda62.153.259.851.258.350.0
Argentina71.277.765.773.162.170.1
Armenia52.853.952.853.952.853.9
Australia66.575.762.772.160.269.7
Austria55.262.953.261.053.459.0
Azerbaijan56.857.456.857.456.857.4
Bahamas65.958.763.857.062.555.9
Bahrain69.560.967.360.966.060.9
Bangladesh6.78.45.46.74.35.9
Barbados83.365.180.159.277.855.5
Belarus69.963.769.963.769.963.7
Belgium42.954.140.751.940.749.0
Belize57.647.054.944.753.343.3
Benin43.821.939.117.932.815.8
Bhutan49.637.746.535.344.734.0
Bolivia (Plurinational States of)73.262.468.056.364.452.5
Bosnia and Herzegovina51.056.651.056.651.056.6
Botswana53.541.649.437.846.935.5
Brazil60.354.053.547.449.243.4
Brunei Darussalam65.258.163.256.461.955.3
Bulgaria45.562.845.562.845.562.8
Burkina Faso19.415.116.012.115.810.6
Burundi21.19.118.17.816.37.0
Cambodia13.821.49.313.37.19.6
Cameroon45.843.941.138.738.335.7
Canada59.566.957.165.155.964.5
Cape Verde48.035.644.132.441.830.5
Central African Republic20.08.018.57.217.76.7
Chad22.915.019.212.017.110.4
Chile73.368.468.062.664.458.9
China32.045.024.733.122.727.5
Colombia61.162.654.656.555.152.7
Comoros40.724.335.920.033.117.7
Congo26.813.825.212.724.212.0
Cook Islands90.393.489.292.688.592.0
Costa Rica63.860.157.853.956.249.8
Cote d'Ivoire36.012.734.211.632.510.9
Croatia48.363.546.461.345.360.0
Cuba67.265.461.159.257.055.2
Cyprus63.053.960.651.759.050.4
Czech Republic49.360.147.858.147.056.7
Democratic People's Republic of Korea49.735.546.232.744.031.0
Democratic Republic of the Congo15.85.713.34.811.94.3
Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste51.139.548.237.246.435.9
Denmark41.455.039.152.537.550.7
Djibouti34.521.231.018.928.817.6
Dominica80.870.877.165.174.461.5
Dominican Republic71.753.466.446.662.842.5
Ecuador55.544.052.641.750.940.2
Egypt76.064.574.264.569.764.5
El Salvador56.845.854.043.552.342.1
Equatorial Guinea52.341.048.537.546.135.4
Eritrea6.33.55.73.15.92.9
Estonia33.850.733.850.733.850.7
Ethiopia3.78.63.37.83.17.4
Fiji69.547.565.643.963.442.7
Finland54.567.152.464.952.063.8
France36.948.034.745.633.444.1
Gabon52.230.247.725.445.022.7
Gambia27.012.822.810.320.59.0
Georgia53.841.550.838.948.937.4
Germany57.167.255.165.153.663.7
Ghana32.535.628.130.326.227.3
Greece63.277.561.375.760.174.6
Grenada60.450.858.048.756.447.4
Guatemala70.962.965.456.961.153.2
Guinea34.920.330.416.527.814.5
Guinea-Bissau25.112.922.111.420.310.5
Guyana55.844.452.942.151.240.6
Haiti57.719.050.615.139.813.0
Honduras52.540.149.437.647.536.2
Hungary47.455.947.455.947.455.9
Iceland63.761.261.759.060.557.7
India18.120.115.216.813.715.0
Indonesia27.19.922.79.720.39.6
Iran (Islamic Republic of)60.248.557.848.555.747.3
Iraq53.642.450.840.149.038.7
Ireland43.953.941.751.540.350.0
Israel59.359.457.557.256.355.9
Italy40.055.038.352.737.851.9
Jamaica79.046.874.740.071.836.0
Japan16.229.818.127.018.625.3
Jordan65.457.563.457.567.357.5
Kazakhstan38.943.938.943.941.943.9
Kenya23.37.721.76.921.36.5
Kiribati77.176.173.973.271.971.4
Kuwait80.469.579.069.576.669.5
Kyrgyzstan43.934.543.934.543.934.5
Lao People's Democratic Republic49.234.945.632.143.530.4
Latvia44.749.944.749.944.749.9
Lebanon56.751.754.351.752.951.7
Lesotho70.829.569.527.568.726.3
Liberia45.432.741.629.639.227.8
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya59.850.857.548.856.047.6
Lithuania43.962.343.962.343.962.3
Luxembourg56.256.954.054.452.653.0
Madagascar24.117.520.214.518.112.9
Malawi25.216.423.515.121.614.3
Malaysia42.223.037.222.734.222.5
Maldives50.836.647.632.345.729.7
Mali38.418.133.614.626.112.8
Malta67.673.366.171.465.170.2
Marshall Islands54.743.051.840.650.039.1
Mauritania58.635.454.630.452.227.5
Mauritius56.844.852.339.049.535.6
Mexico73.073.667.968.465.664.6
Micronesia, Federated States of91.193.190.192.189.591.5
Monaco67.660.965.659.164.358.0
Mongolia74.464.169.353.065.846.0
Morocco57.531.154.731.153.031.1
Mozambique26.910.325.39.324.38.7
Myanmar47.032.343.329.441.127.8
Namibia34.413.532.612.331.511.6
Nauru93.096.992.496.592.096.3
Nepal9.911.08.08.88.07.7
Netherlands46.150.244.048.042.646.7
New Zealand74.273.968.268.764.065.2
Nicaragua73.159.468.152.962.948.9
Niger25.117.221.313.919.612.1
Nigeria36.826.032.221.929.619.6
Niue86.780.985.078.583.876.9
Norway45.857.243.454.842.053.3
Oman50.843.447.843.446.043.4
Pakistan29.522.825.518.823.216.7
Palau84.577.282.474.581.072.7
Panama58.948.756.346.554.745.2
Papua New Guinea34.035.329.031.526.129.2
Paraguay56.044.753.242.351.440.9
Peru70.160.964.754.662.750.8
Philippines33.622.228.521.925.421.7
Poland44.350.744.350.744.350.7
Portugal51.260.949.258.547.655.5
Qatar65.959.564.157.962.956.9
Republic of Korea51.051.543.840.238.232.8
Republic of Moldova50.737.547.434.845.433.3
Romania40.637.740.637.740.637.7
Russian Federation51.746.551.746.551.746.5
Rwanda21.78.120.17.319.26.8
Saint Kitts and Nevis62.653.960.352.058.950.7
Saint Lucia74.152.569.145.565.741.3
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines58.347.955.745.654.044.3
Samoa84.181.182.178.780.777.2
San Marino67.460.565.458.864.157.6
Sao Tome and Principe30.517.527.215.525.214.4
Saudi Arabia65.963.163.863.163.062.4
Senegal41.019.236.716.134.114.4
Serbia and Montenegro (The former state union of)48.561.248.561.248.561.2
Seychelles73.863.870.758.568.655.1
Sierra Leone49.126.344.522.441.620.2
Singapore26.724.122.023.820.723.6
Slovakia62.954.060.652.059.150.7
Slovenia65.757.963.556.062.154.8
Solomon Islands52.940.749.938.248.036.8
Somalia24.012.121.110.619.39.8
South Africa68.541.367.239.366.438.2
Spain49.857.947.755.845.755.7
Sri Lanka7.99.15.98.95.08.8
Sudan32.519.329.117.227.016.0
Suriname56.144.853.242.451.541.0
Swaziland51.939.547.835.845.233.6
Sweden47.257.044.954.543.351.7
Switzerland58.956.556.754.153.852.4
Syrian Arab Republic59.650.457.248.455.747.2
Tajikistan47.433.543.930.841.829.2
Thailand39.928.335.227.932.527.7
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia57.437.157.437.157.437.1
Togo35.520.930.917.128.315.0
Tonga92.191.491.490.390.989.5
Trinidad and Tobago80.865.277.058.974.454.8
Tunisia61.442.859.242.857.942.8
Turkey65.747.965.747.965.447.9
Turkmenistan45.548.145.548.145.548.1
Tuvalu62.954.460.752.559.251.2
Uganda23.98.222.27.420.16.9
Ukraine48.541.248.541.248.541.2
United Arab Emirates71.666.969.666.968.466.9
United Kingdom63.867.861.965.758.862.5
United Republic of Tanzania28.716.827.015.426.014.7
United States76.780.572.675.669.872.2
Uruguay64.469.358.163.654.160.0
Uzbekistan49.942.049.942.044.342.0
Vanuatu67.260.262.956.360.154.0
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)67.374.461.469.157.565.6
Viet Nam12.27.58.74.17.02.7
Yemen32.224.629.424.627.824.6
Zambia20.08.318.67.520.27.0
Zimbabwe50.616.748.915.347.214.5

 

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