List of countries by obesity rate

This is a list of countries ranked by the proportion of the population that is obese. The data, barring the United States, is derived from The World Factbook authored by the Central Intelligence Agency,[1] which gives the adult prevalence rate for obesity, defined as "the percent of a country's population considered to be obese". Data for U.S. obesity prevalence is derived from CDC data, recorded through the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in March 2017 – 2020.[2]

Obesity rates by country (%) (The World Factbook – Central Intelligence Agency, 2016–2024)[3]
Country 2024 2016
 Tonga 77.1 Negative increase 48.2
 Cook Islands 69.8 Negative increase 55.9
 Tuvalu 62.2 Negative increase 51.6
 Niue 61.0 Negative increase 50.0
 Nauru 58.1 Positive decrease 71.7
 Kiribati 56.7 Negative increase 46.0
 Samoa 47.6 47.3
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 45.0 Negative increase 22.9
 Marshall Islands 44.1 Positive decrease 52.9
 Kuwait 43.8 Negative increase 37.9
 Bahamas 43.7 Negative increase 31.6
 Antigua and Barbuda 43.1 Negative increase 18.9
 United States 42.7 Negative increase 42.1
 Libya 42.4 Negative increase 32.5
 Qatar 41.4 Negative increase 35.1
 Palau 38.0 Positive decrease 55.3
 Federated States of Micronesia 37.1 Positive decrease 45.9
 Bahrain 36.9 Negative increase 29.8
 Mexico 36.9 Negative increase 28.9
 Panama 36.3 Negative increase 22.7
 Egypt 35.7 Negative increase 32.0
 Chile 34.4 Negative increase 28.0
 New Zealand 34.3 Negative increase 30.8
 Barbados 33.8 Negative increase 23.1
 Belize 33.8 Negative increase 24.1
 Iraq 33.5 Negative increase 30.4
 Georgia 33.2 Negative increase 21.7
 Jordan 32.7 Positive decrease 35.5
 Argentina 32.4 Negative increase 28.3
 Palestine 31.6 ?
 Saint Lucia 31.6 Negative increase 19.7
 Australia 31.3 Negative increase 29.0
 Oman 30.7 Negative increase 27.0
 Russia 30.3 Negative increase 23.1
 Seychelles 30.3 Negative increase 14.0
 Fiji ? 30.2
 Malta 28.7 Positive decrease 28.9
 Jamaica 28.6 Negative increase 24.7
 Brunei 28.2 Negative increase 14.1
 United Arab Emirates 27.8 Positive decrease 31.7
 El Salvador 27.3 Negative increase 24.6
 Lebanon 27.0 Positive decrease 32.0
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 26.9 Negative increase 23.7
 Tunisia ? 26.9
 Suriname ? 26.4
 Bolivia 26.2 Negative increase 20.2
 South Africa 26.2 Positive decrease 28.3
 Brazil 25.9 Negative increase 22.1
 Trinidad and Tobago 25.7 Negative increase 18.6
 Grenada 25.2 Negative increase 21.3
 Costa Rica 25.1 Positive decrease 25.7
 Iran 25.0 Positive decrease 25.8
 Ukraine 24.8 Negative increase 24.1
 Venezuela 24.6 Positive decrease 25.6
 Canada 24.3 Positive decrease 29.4
 Spain ? 23.8
 Hungary 23.8 Positive decrease 26.4
 Uruguay 23.7 Positive decrease 27.9
 Guyana 23.6 Negative increase 20.2
 Kazakhstan 23.5 Negative increase 21.0
 Ecuador 23.4 Negative increase 19.9
 Montenegro ? 23.3
 Paraguay 23.2 Negative increase 20.3
 Kyrgyzstan 23.1 Negative increase 16.6
 Croatia 23.0 Positive decrease 24.4
 Haiti ? 22.7
 Moldova 22.7 Negative increase 18.9
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 22.3 Negative increase 17.9
 Iceland 22.3 Negative increase 21.9
 Latvia 22.3 Positive decrease 23.6
 Finland ? 22.2
 Nicaragua 22.0 Positive decrease 23.7
 Algeria 21.8 Positive decrease 27.4
 Estonia 21.8 Negative increase 21.2
 Honduras ? 21.4
 Albania 21.3 Positive decrease 21.7
 Colombia 21.3 Positive decrease 22.3
 Guatemala ? 21.2
 Ireland 21.0 Positive decrease 25.3
 Serbia 20.8 Positive decrease 21.5
 Azerbaijan 20.6 Negative increase 19.9
 Eswatini 20.5 Negative increase 16.5
 Dominica 20.2 Positive decrease 27.9
 Saudi Arabia 20.2 Positive decrease 35.4
 Turkey 20.2 Positive decrease 32.1
 United Kingdom 20.1 Positive decrease 27.8
 Morocco 20.0 Positive decrease 26.1
 Slovenia 19.9 Positive decrease 20.2
 Czech Republic 19.8 Positive decrease 26.0
 Malaysia 19.7 Negative increase 15.6
 Peru ? 19.7
 Armenia 19.5 Positive decrease 20.2
 Mauritius 19.1 Negative increase 10.8
 Slovakia 19.1 Positive decrease 20.5
 Germany 19.0 Positive decrease 22.3
 Poland 19.0 Positive decrease 23.1
 Belarus 18.9 Positive decrease 24.5
 Lithuania 18.9 Positive decrease 26.3
 Syria 18.9 Positive decrease 27.8
 Mongolia 18.5 Positive decrease 20.6
 Maldives 18.1 Negative increase 8.6
 Austria 17.1 Positive decrease 20.1
 Yemen ? 17.1
 Israel 17.0 Positive decrease 26.1
 France 17.0 Positive decrease 21.6
 Portugal 16.9 Positive decrease 20.8
 Dominican Republic 16.6 Positive decrease 27.6
 Uzbekistan ? 16.6
 Denmark 16.5 Positive decrease 19.7
 Luxembourg 16.5 Positive decrease 22.6
 Greece 16.4 Positive decrease 24.9
 Belgium 16.3 Positive decrease 22.1
 Gabon 16.2 Negative increase 15.0
 Sweden 16.0 Positive decrease 20.6
 Cuba 15.8 Positive decrease 24.6
 Netherlands 15.5 Positive decrease 20.4
 Ghana 15.0 Negative increase 10.9
 Turkmenistan 15.0 Positive decrease 18.6
 Vanuatu 14.9 Positive decrease 25.2
 Cyprus 14.6 Positive decrease 21.8
 Cape Verde 14.3 Negative increase 11.8
 Norway 14.0 Positive decrease 23.1
 Andorra 13.6 Positive decrease 25.6
 Comoros 13.5 Negative increase 7.8
 Djibouti ? 13.5
 Tajikistan 13.5 Positive decrease 14.2
 Bulgaria 13.3 Positive decrease 25.0
 Solomon Islands 13.1 Positive decrease 22.5
 Mauritania ? 12.7
 Botswana 11.8 Positive decrease 18.9
 São Tomé and Príncipe 11.7 Positive decrease 12.4
 Thailand 11.6 Negative increase 10.0
 Lesotho 11.5 Positive decrease 16.6
 Bhutan 11.4 Negative increase 6.4
 Cameroon ? 11.4
 Switzerland 11.0 Positive decrease 19.5
 Romania 10.9 Positive decrease 22.5
 Kenya 10.8 Negative increase 7.1
 Singapore 10.6 6.1
 North Macedonia 10.5 Positive decrease 22.4
 Italy 10.4 Positive decrease 19.9
 Gambia ? 10.3
 Afghanistan 10.3 5.5
 Ivory Coast ? 10.3
 Sudan 10.3 6.6
 Liberia ? 9.9
 Benin ? 9.6
 Republic of the Congo ? 9.6
 Sri Lanka 9.6 Negative increase 5.2
 Guinea-Bissau ? 9.5
 Philippines 9.3 Negative increase 6.4
 Mozambique 9.1 Negative increase 7.2
 Nigeria ? 8.9
 Sierra Leone ? 8.7
 Mali ? 8.6
 Pakistan 9.8 8.6
 Tanzania ? 8.4
 Togo ? 8.4
 Namibia 8.4 Positive decrease 17.2
 Equatorial Guinea 8.3 Negative increase 8.0
 Somalia ? 8.3
 Guinea ? 7.7
 Zimbabwe 7.7 Positive decrease 15.5
 Malawi 7.6 Negative increase 5.8
 Zambia 7.5 Positive decrease 8.1
 Central African Republic 7.2 Positive decrease 7.5
 Nepal 7.2 Negative increase 4.1
 Indonesia ? 6.9
 Angola 6.8 Positive decrease 8.2
 North Korea ? 6.8
 Papua New Guinea 6.8 Positive decrease 21.3
 Senegal 6.4 Positive decrease 8.8
 Democratic Republic of the Congo ? 6.7
 South Sudan ? 6.6
 China 6.5 Negative increase 6.2
 Chad ? 6.1
 Myanmar ? 5.8
 Burkina Faso ? 5.6
 Republic of Korea 5.9 4.7
 Laos 5.6 Negative increase 5.3
 India 5.5 Negative increase 3.9
 Bangladesh 5.4 Negative increase 3.6
 Burundi ? 5.4
 Madagascar ? 5.3
 Niger 4.9 Positive decrease 5.5
 Uganda 4.6 Positive decrease 5.3
 Japan 4.5 Negative increase 4.3
 Rwanda 4.3 Positive decrease 5.8
 Cambodia ? 3.9
 Eritrea 3.4 Positive decrease 5.0
 Vietnam 1.7 2.1
 Timor-Leste 1.1 Positive decrease 3.8
 Ethiopia 1.0 Positive decrease 4.5
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References

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  1. ^ "The World Factbook — Central Intelligence Agency". Archived from the original on 2020-08-02.
  2. ^ "Obesity is a Common, Serious, and Costly Disease". 20 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Obesity Rates by Country 2024".