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Fattest Countries in the World

Globally, 39% of adults are overweight and 13% are obese, according to 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.

Rank Country % Overweight
or obese
1. Cook Islands 79.4
2. Qatar 77.8
3. Palau 77.6
4. Nauru 75.5
5. Kuwait 75.2
6. United Arab Emirates 73.1
7.Marshall Islands 72.7
8.United States 72.1
9.Andorra 72.0
10.Niue 71.4
11.Bahrain 70.2
12.Tonga 69.9
13.Australia 69.9
13.Czech Republic 69.6
14.Tuvalu 69.6
16.Samoa 69.1
17.Canada 69.0
18.New Zealand 68.5
18.Malta 68.5
20.Israel 68.2
Source: World Health Organization, 2016 (date of most recent data, 2014).

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