Obesity Rates Worldwide

I wrote an

Essay on the Problems of Obesity and How to Overcome it

The below table shows quite a divergence of obesity rates throughout the world. Interesting that France, Spain and Italy all have a low rate of obesity, maybe they are used to eating more healthy foods.


Percentage of people classified as obese


% obese
USA flag USA1999-20003427.7
Argentina flag Argentina199725.428.4
Mexico flag Mexico25.114.9
Russia flag Russia2510
England flag England200123.521.0
Germany flag Germany199119.317.2
Finland flag Finland1920
Spain flag Spain199715.211.5
Italy flag Italy19999.99.5
France flag France1995-19967.08.0

  • Food Standards Agency
  • Data collated from various published sources and quoted in ‘Food Manufacturing: Obesity – the big issue’ (J P Morgan European Equity Research)
By on April 18th, 2008

One thought on “Obesity Rates Worldwide

  1. People don’t truly understand the risks of being overweight. Why do most want to lose weight? Most would say to look better. Looking better certainly is a benefit of losing weight, but this shouldn’t be the sole reason to lose weight. There is a 1000 pound gorilla in the room and it’s often ignored. Being overweight for a long period of time kills thousands of people each year

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