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Top 10 Obese Countries in the World


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Obesity is a growing problem that became a global concern. It took the shape of an epidemic in most developed countries. It is associated with major health concerns like heart disease, diabetes etc. We here depicted the top OECD countries suffering from obesity.

Top 10 Obese Countries in the World

  1. 1. In USA, 100,000 to 400,000 deaths are annually reported due to obesity.
  2. 2. Nearly 72 million adults in the united states can be defined as obese.
  3. 3. 500 million people worldwide, or 1 out of every 10, is obese.
  6. 6. Asian people are at risk even with a BMI of 27.5 or higher.
  7. 7. In Asian women, a waist size of 32 in. (80 cm) or more and in Asian men, a waist size of 36 in. (90 cm) or more raises the chance for disease.
  8. 8. Obesity is linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, sleep apnea, and stroke.
  11. 11. OBESITY DEFINITION Obesity is defined as an unhealthy accumulation of excess body fat. Having a body mass index in excess of 30 kg/m2 is called obese. There are several indexes used to assess obesity. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI). BMI is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of their height in meters (kg/m2).
  12. 12. OBESITY UNDERSTANDING Obesity occurs when somebody’s calorie intake exceeds the amount of energy they burn. Learn how many calories you have to burn to lose weight?
  13. 13. OBESITY AND BMI BMI(kg/m2) Classification Underweight <18.50 Normal range 18.50 - 24.99 Overweight ≥25.00 Pre-obese 25.00 - 29.99 Obese class I 30.00 - 34.99 Obese class II 35.00 - 39.99 Obese class III ≥40.00
  14. 14. TOP 10 OBESE OECD COUNTRIES 1. USA 2. Mexico 3. New Zealand 4. Chile 5. Australia 6. Canada 7. United Kingdom 8. Ireland 9. Luxembourg 10.Finland (33.8%) (30.0%) (26.5%) (25.1%) (24.6%) (24.2%) (23.0%) (23.0%) (22.1%) (20.2%) Source: OECD Health Data 2011; national sources for non-OECD countries. URL:
  15. 15. THE ST 1 OBESE COUNTRIES USA The United States has the highest rate of obesity with 33.8% of total people. While the USA is rich in science and technology it has unfortunately gained all the bad food habits and lifestyles. About 100,000–400,000 deaths are reported to be due to morbid obesity annually. Consumption of potato chips, red meat, sweet drinks along with excess junk and canned food dependency are listed out as the factor responsible for this.
  16. 16. THE ND 2 OBESE COUNTRIES Mexico Mexico is the second with obesity affecting 30 percent of its adult population. One of the major reasons for obesity growth in Mexico is the consumption of soft drinks. According to the WHO, Mexico is largest consumer of soft drinks. An average Mexican drinks 163 liters (46 gallons) soda per year, 40 percent more than the average American (118 liters, or 31 gallons)
  17. 17. THE RD 3 OBESE COUNTRIES New Zealand The south Pacific nation New Zealand stands fourth in the list of obese countries with 27 percent of its adult population affected by obesity. New Zealand's Ministry of Health unveiled recently that more than one million people in the country are obese. The rate of obesity is not only growing among children but also among adults.
  18. 18. THE 4TH OBESE COUNTRIES Chile In Chile, the obesity rate among adults is 25.1%, higher than the OECD average of 17.8%. The prevalence of growing obesity increases in the occurrence of health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and asthma, and higher health care costs in the future.
  19. 19. THE TH 5 OBESE COUNTRIES Australia Australia is fifth with obesity rate 24.6% of its population. Medical Journal of Australia found that obesity in Australia more than doubled in the two decades preceding 2003, and the unprecedented rise in obesity has been compared to the same health crisis in USA.
  20. 20. THE TH 6 OBESE COUNTRIES Canada Canada is sixth with obesity affecting 24.2 % of the adult population, which is more than eight million. According to a new study by University of British Columbia, obesity rates are climbing in the country, especially in the Maritimes and territories.
  21. 21. THE TH 7 OBESE COUNTRIES United Kingdom UK is ranked fifth with obesity affecting almost 25 percent of the adult population. The Independent recently reported that by 2030 there will be 26 million obese people in the country - a rise of 73 percent. As per the figures released by UK's National Obesity Forum in June, more than a million have a body mass index of between 40 and 50 - double of 18.5 to 24.9 BMI considered to be healthy.
  22. 22. THE TH 8 OBESE COUNTRIES Ireland Ireland is seventh in the list of most obese countries with 23 percent of the adult population affected. In Ireland, the obesity rate among adults is 23.0%, higher than the OECD average of 17.8%. The prevalence of growing obesity increases the occurrence of health problems (such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and asthma), and higher health care costs in the future.
  23. 23. THE TH 9 OBESE COUNTRIES Luxembourg Luxembourg stand at 22.1 %, higher than the OECD average of 17.8%. In many OECD countries, large proportions of the population are overweight or obese. In Luxembourg, the obesity rate among adults has increased from 15% in 1997 to 22.5%, higher than the OECD average of 17.8%.
  24. 24. THE 10TH OBESE COUNTRIES Finland In Finland, the obesity rate among adults is 20.2%, higher than the OECD average of 17.8%. Obesity’s growing prevalence foreshadows increases in the occurrence of health problems (such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and asthma), and higher health care costs in the future.
  25. 25. THE PROMISING NEWS Obesity rates have significantly slowed or stopped altogether in England, Hungary, Italy, Korea and Switzerland, and have grown only slightly France and Spain. Countries with the lowest overall obesity rates include Japan (3 percent), Korea (4 percent), Switzerland (8 percent), Italy, Norway and Sweden (10 percent each. In all of the countries examined by the OECD, the average obesity rate was 16 percent.
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