Top Ten Countries with Highest Obesity Rates – Obesity became a worldwide concern as it took the shape of a plague in most developed countries. According to the advanced OECD report, the obesity epidemic has slowed down in many countries since 2009. However, in the top five countries mentioned here, the disease continues to grow. The review projects that women in these countries are more often obese than men, but male obesity rates have risen higher than female rates in most of these countries. Interestingly, obesity in countries such as Korea, Switzerland, Italy, has successfully come to a halt for the past ten years.
List of Top Ten Countries with Highest Obesity Rates 2016 Ranking
Hungary is tenth with obesity affecting 19.5 percent of the adult population.
This Scandinavian nation stands ninth in the list with obesity epidemic affecting 20 percent of the adult population.
The South American country of Chile has 22 percent of the adult population affected by obesity.
Ireland is seventh in the list of most obese countries with 23 percent of the adult population affected.
Canada is sixth with obesity affecting 24 percent of the adult community, which is more than eight million. Obesity rates are hiking in the country, particularly in the Maritimes and territories, according to a new study by the University of British Columbia.
5. United Kingdom
According to the survey, UK is ranked fifth with obesity moving almost 25 percent of the mature population. The Independent recently reported that by 2030 there will be 26 million obese people in the state a rise of 73 percent. As per the figures published by UK’s National Obesity Forum in June, more than a million have a body mass index of among 40 and 50 double of 18.5 to 24.9 BMI considered to be healthy.
4. New Zealand
The South Pacific nation stands fourth in the list of obese countries with 27 percent of its adult population exaggerated by obesity. New Zealand’s Ministry of Health revealed recently that more than one million people in the state are obese. The rate of fatness is not only growing among children but also among adults.
More than 28 percent of the mature population in Australia has been affected by obesity. Latest statistics by National Health Reporting Authority for the Council of Australian Governments show Australia has 10.8 million people classified as overweight or obese.
The US’ neighboring country of Mexico is second with obesity affecting 30 percent of its mature population. One of the main reasons for obesity growth in Mexico is the loss of soft drinks. According to the World Health Organization, Mexico is the largest consumer of soft drinks. An average Mexican drinks 163 liters per year of soda, 40 percent more than the average America.
1. The United States
Overeating, lack of health coverage access and comparatively high poverty are among the many reasons why the US has the highest obesity rate with 34 percent of the adult population classified as obese.