Six of the seven countries with the highest obesity rates are english-speaking nations this is according to a new report from the oecd (organization for economic co-operation and development) the country at the top of the list is the usa this is followed by mexico, new zealand, australia, the united. Exc: central intelligence agency (cia) data shows an obesity epidemic oacross most of europe, australia, the middle east and the us but the pacific islands east of australia top the scale. In the uk, as with other high-income english-speaking countries, the rise in childhood obesity seems to have stabilised in the past decade, albeit at high levels around 10% of uk children are estimated to be obese according to this study the figures show that some middle- and low-income countries that. Consider the obesity epidemic that has hit the western world in the last two decades it is almost solely a problem afflicting anglophone countries according to the oecd, one in three american adults and one in four or five adults in britain , australia and new zealand is obese throughout continental.
Underweight and severe and morbid obesity are associated with highly elevated risks of adverse health outcomes obesity prevalence also surpassed 30% in men and women in high-income english-speaking countries, and in women in southern africa and in the middle east and north africa. The united states is still home to the highest population of severely obese people the nations with the highest average bmi rate in the world are the islands of polynesia and micronesia, where more than 38% of men and over half of women are obese english-speaking countries are more highly affected. More recently, they have plateaued in higher income countries, although obesity levels remain unacceptably high the areas of the world with the largest increase in the number of obese children and adolescents were east asia, the high-income english-speaking region, and the middle east and north.
More obese men and women now live in china and the usa than in any other country women in the uk have the third highest bmi in europe and the 10th highest for men almost a fifth of the world's obese adults - 118 million - live in only six high-income english-speaking countries - australia, canada,.
19 of the bottom 22 countries by obesity are european australia ranked first for obesity amongst non-religious countries in 2003 italy ranked last for obesity amongst eurozone in 2003 france ranked third last for obesity amongst nato countries in 2003 canada ranked second last for obesity amongst english speaking. Our map shows the world according to the prevalence of obesity among the local adult population. Irish men already have the highest body mass index in europe, study shows.
According to the latest organization for economic co-operation and development report, six of the seven highest ranking countries for obesity are english-speaking nations.
Many of the island nations of the south pacific have very high rates of obesity nauru has the highest rates of obesity in the world (945%) followed by samoa, the federated states of micronesia, and the american samoa being big has traditionally been associated with health, beauty, and status and many of these beliefs.
Six of the seven countries with the highest obesity rates are english-speaking nations this is according to a new report from the oecd (organization for economic co-operation and development) the country at the top of the list is the usa this is followed by mexico, new zealand, australia, the united kingdom , canada. Today, more than one in two adults and nearly one in six children are overweight or obese in the oecd area the obesity epidemic has spread further in the past five years, although at a slower pace than before despite this, new projections show a continuing increase of obesity in all studied countries social disparities. Mean body-mass index (bmi) and obesity in children and adolescents aged 5-19 has increased tenfold in most countries in the past 40 years, according to the the highest mean bmis for boys were those in polynesia and micronesia, (191 kg/m2) followed by the high-income english-speaking region.