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Diseases » Obesity » Country Statistics
 

Statistics by Country for Obesity

Prevalance of Obesity:

39.8 million American adults; more than 57% of American adults are overweight (CDC)

Prevalance Rate for Obesity:

approx 1 in 6 or 14.63% or 39.8 million people in USA [about data]

Extrapolation of Prevalence Rate of Obesity to Countries and Regions:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATION ONLY! NOT BASED ON COUNTRY-SPECIFIC DATA SOURCES. The following table attempts to extrapolate the above prevalence rate for Obesity to the populations of various countries and regions. These prevalence extrapolations for Obesity are only estimates, based on applying the prevalence rates from the US (or a similar country) to the population of other countries, and therefore may have very limited relevance to the actual prevalence of Obesity in any region:

Country/Region Extrapolated Prevalence Population Estimated Used
Obesity in North America (Extrapolated Statistics)
USA 42,968,694 293,655,4051
Canada 4,756,666 WARNING! (Details) 32,507,8742
Mexico 15,358,058 WARNING! (Details) 104,959,5942
Obesity in Central America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belize 39,938 WARNING! (Details) 272,9452
Guatemala 2,089,587 WARNING! (Details) 14,280,5962
Nicaragua 784,258 WARNING! (Details) 5,359,7592
Obesity in Caribbean (Extrapolated Statistics)
Puerto Rico 570,363 WARNING! (Details) 3,897,9602
Obesity in South America (Extrapolated Statistics)
Brazil 26,938,323 WARNING! (Details) 184,101,1092
Chile 2,315,417 WARNING! (Details) 15,823,9572
Colombia 6,191,061 WARNING! (Details) 42,310,7752
Paraguay 905,942 WARNING! (Details) 6,191,3682
Peru 4,030,379 WARNING! (Details) 27,544,3052
Venezuela 3,660,632 WARNING! (Details) 25,017,3872
Obesity in Northern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Denmark 792,106 WARNING! (Details) 5,413,3922
Finland 763,005 WARNING! (Details) 5,214,5122
Iceland 43,014 WARNING! (Details) 293,9662
Sweden 1,314,921 WARNING! (Details) 8,986,4002
Obesity in Western Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Britain (United Kingdom) 8,819,022 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,708 for UK2
Belgium 1,514,196 WARNING! (Details) 10,348,2762
France 8,841,484 WARNING! (Details) 60,424,2132
Ireland 580,839 WARNING! (Details) 3,969,5582
Luxembourg 67,702 WARNING! (Details) 462,6902
Monaco 4,721 WARNING! (Details) 32,2702
Netherlands (Holland) 2,387,736 WARNING! (Details) 16,318,1992
United Kingdom 8,819,022 WARNING! (Details) 60,270,7082
Wales 426,972 WARNING! (Details) 2,918,0002
Obesity in Central Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Austria 1,196,160 WARNING! (Details) 8,174,7622
Czech Republic 182,345 WARNING! (Details) 1,0246,1782
Germany 12,060,659 WARNING! (Details) 82,424,6092
Hungary 1,467,972 WARNING! (Details) 10,032,3752
Liechtenstein 4,892 WARNING! (Details) 33,4362
Poland 5,651,943 WARNING! (Details) 38,626,3492
Slovakia 793,595 WARNING! (Details) 5,423,5672
Slovenia 294,325 WARNING! (Details) 2,011,473 2
Switzerland 1,090,237 WARNING! (Details) 7,450,8672
Obesity in Eastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Belarus 1,508,671 WARNING! (Details) 10,310,5202
Estonia 196,317 WARNING! (Details) 1,341,6642
Latvia 337,466 WARNING! (Details) 2,306,3062
Lithuania 527,920 WARNING! (Details) 3,607,8992
Russia 21,066,792 WARNING! (Details) 143,974,0592
Ukraine 6,984,326 WARNING! (Details) 47,732,0792
Obesity in the Southwestern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Azerbaijan 1,151,329 WARNING! (Details) 7,868,3852
Georgia 686,826 WARNING! (Details) 4,693,8922
Portugal 1,539,930 WARNING! (Details) 10,524,1452
Spain 5,894,025 WARNING! (Details) 40,280,7802
Obesity in Southern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Greece 1,557,984 WARNING! (Details) 10,647,5292
Italy 8,495,174 WARNING! (Details) 58,057,4772
Obesity in the Southeastern Europe (Extrapolated Statistics)
Albania 518,688 WARNING! (Details) 3,544,8082
Bosnia and Herzegovina 59,642 WARNING! (Details) 407,6082
Bulgaria 1,100,056 WARNING! (Details) 7,517,9732
Croatia 657,997 WARNING! (Details) 4,496,8692
Macedonia 298,512 WARNING! (Details) 2,040,0852
Romania 3,271,143 WARNING! (Details) 22,355,5512
Serbia and Montenegro 1,584,083 WARNING! (Details) 10,825,9002
Obesity in Northern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Mongolia 402,581 WARNING! (Details) 2,751,3142
Obesity in Central Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Kazakhstan 2,215,880 WARNING! (Details) 15,143,7042
Tajikistan 1,025,955 WARNING! (Details) 7,011,556 2
Uzbekistan 3,864,465 WARNING! (Details) 26,410,4162
Obesity in Eastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
China 190,051,967 WARNING! (Details) 1,298,847,6242
Hong Kong s.a.r. 1,003,066 WARNING! (Details) 6,855,1252
Japan 18,631,814 WARNING! (Details) 127,333,0022
Macau s.a.r. 65,155 WARNING! (Details) 445,2862
North Korea 3,321,186 WARNING! (Details) 22,697,5532
South Korea 7,057,733 WARNING! (Details) 48,233,7602
Taiwan 3,328,836 WARNING! (Details) 22,749,8382
Obesity in Southwestern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Turkey 10,080,801 WARNING! (Details) 68,893,9182
Obesity in Southern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
Afghanistan 4,172,221 WARNING! (Details) 28,513,6772
Bangladesh 20,681,437 WARNING! (Details) 141,340,4762
Bhutan 319,800 WARNING! (Details) 2,185,5692
India 155,844,889 WARNING! (Details) 1,065,070,6072
Pakistan 23,294,169 WARNING! (Details) 159,196,3362
Sri Lanka 2,912,593 WARNING! (Details) 19,905,1652
Obesity in Southeastern Asia (Extrapolated Statistics)
East Timor 149,140 WARNING! (Details) 1,019,2522
Indonesia 34,891,277 WARNING! (Details) 238,452,9522
Laos 887,908 WARNING! (Details) 6,068,1172
Malaysia 3,441,892 WARNING! (Details) 23,522,4822
Philippines 12,619,189 WARNING! (Details) 86,241,6972
Singapore 637,076 WARNING! (Details) 4,353,8932
Thailand 9,491,352 WARNING! (Details) 64,865,5232
Vietnam 12,095,512 WARNING! (Details) 82,662,8002
Obesity in the Middle East (Extrapolated Statistics)
Gaza strip 193,877 WARNING! (Details) 1,324,9912
Iran 9,877,307 WARNING! (Details) 67,503,2052
Iraq 3,712,914 WARNING! (Details) 25,374,6912
Israel 907,060 WARNING! (Details) 6,199,0082
Jordan 821,050 WARNING! (Details) 5,611,2022
Kuwait 330,332 WARNING! (Details) 2,257,5492
Lebanon 552,695 WARNING! (Details) 3,777,2182
Saudi Arabia 3,774,552 WARNING! (Details) 25,795,9382
Syria 2,636,292 WARNING! (Details) 18,016,8742
United Arab Emirates 369,308 WARNING! (Details) 2,523,9152
West Bank 338,183 WARNING! (Details) 2,311,2042
Yemen 2,930,109 WARNING! (Details) 20,024,8672
Obesity in Northern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Egypt 11,137,769 WARNING! (Details) 76,117,4212
Libya 824,033 WARNING! (Details) 5,631,5852
Sudan 5,728,297 WARNING! (Details) 39,148,1622
Obesity in Western Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Congo Brazzaville 438,683 WARNING! (Details) 2,998,0402
Ghana 3,037,242 WARNING! (Details) 20,757,0322
Liberia 496,129 WARNING! (Details) 3,390,6352
Niger 1,662,314 WARNING! (Details) 11,360,5382
Nigeria 2,597,294 WARNING! (Details) 12,5750,3562
Senegal 1,587,924 WARNING! (Details) 10,852,1472
Sierra leone 860,951 WARNING! (Details) 5,883,8892
Obesity in Central Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Central African Republic 547,613 WARNING! (Details) 3,742,4822
Chad 1,395,713 WARNING! (Details) 9,538,5442
Congo kinshasa 8,533,153 WARNING! (Details) 58,317,0302
Rwanda 1,205,511 WARNING! (Details) 8,238,6732
Obesity in Eastern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Ethiopia 10,438,218 WARNING! (Details) 71,336,5712
Kenya 4,826,058 WARNING! (Details) 32,982,1092
Somalia 1,215,158 WARNING! (Details) 8,304,6012
Tanzania 5,278,006 WARNING! (Details) 36,070,7992
Uganda 3,861,515 WARNING! (Details) 26,390,2582
Obesity in Southern Africa (Extrapolated Statistics)
Angola 1,606,420 WARNING! (Details) 10,978,5522
Botswana 239,858 WARNING! (Details) 1,639,2312
South Africa 6,503,856 WARNING! (Details) 44,448,4702
Swaziland 171,087 WARNING! (Details) 1,169,2412
Zambia 1,613,317 WARNING! (Details) 11,025,6902
Zimbabwe 537,279 WARNING! (Details) 1,2671,8602
Obesity in Oceania (Extrapolated Statistics)
Australia 2,913,761 WARNING! (Details) 19,913,1442
New Zealand 584,389 WARNING! (Details) 3,993,8172
Papua New Guinea 793,114 WARNING! (Details) 5,420,2802

About extrapolations of prevalence and incidence statistics for Obesity:

WARNING! EXTRAPOLATED STATISTICS ONLY! Not based on data sources from individual countries. These statistics are calculated extrapolations of various prevalence or incidence rates against the populations of a particular country or region. The statistics used for prevalence/incidence of Obesity are typically based on US, UK, Canadian or Australian prevalence or incidence statistics, which are then extrapolated using only the population of the other country. This extrapolation calculation is automated and does not take into account any genetic, cultural, environmental, social, racial or other differences across the various countries and regions for which the extrapolated Obesity statistics below refer to. The extrapolation does not use data sources or statistics about any country other than its population. As such, these extrapolations may be highly inaccurate (especially for developing or third-world countries) and only give a general indication (or even a meaningless indication) as to the actual prevalence or incidence of Obesity in that region. These statistics are presented only in the hope that they may be interesting to some people.

About prevalence and incidence statistics in general for Obesity:

The word 'prevalence' of Obesity usually means the estimated population of people who are managing Obesity at any given time (i.e. people with Obesity). The term 'incidence' of Obesity means the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Obesity diagnosed each year (i.e. getting Obesity). Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.



Footnotes:
1. US Census Bureau, Population Estimates, 2004
2. US Census Bureau, International Data Base, 2004
 

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