25 Fattest Countries

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The World Health Organization (“WHO”) determines if a person is  “overweight” based on an individual’s  height and weight. If your body mass index (“BMI”) is 25 or more – you are considered overweight.* If you weigh in with a BMI of 30 or higher, you are classified as “obese”

Nation and %  of Population Overweight

  1. American Samoa: 93.5%
  2. Kiribati: 81.5 %
  3. French Polynesia: 73.7%
  4. Saudi Arabia: 72.5%
  5. Panama: 67.4%
  6. United States: 66.9%
  7. Germany: 66.5%
  8. Egypt: 66.0%
  9. Kuwait: 64.2%
  10. Bosnia-Herzegovina: 62.9%
  11. New Zealand: 62.7%
  12. Malta: 62.3%
  13. Israel: 61.9%
  14. Croatia: 61.4%
  15. Bahrain: 61.2%
  16. United Kingdom: 61.0%
  17. Barbados: 60.4%
  18. Macedonia: 60.4%
  19. Seychelles: 60.1%
  20. Chile: 59.7%
  21. Canada: 59.1%
  22. Greece: 57.1%
  23. Jordan:57.0%
  24. Ireland: 56.8%
  25. Turkey: 56.4%

* Health survey results available at: http://apps.who.int/bmi/index.jsp

• Calculate your BMI at the National Heart & Lung Blood Institute: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/

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