Fattest Countries in the World

Globally, 39% of adults are overweight and 13% are obese, according to the World Health Organization. Here's a look at the countries with the highest percent of overweight adults (people age 15 and over). People are considered overweight if their body mass index (BMI) is 25 or higher and obese with a BMI or 30 or higher.

RankCountry% Overweight
or obese
1.Cook Islands79.4
2.Qatar77.8
3.Palau77.6
4.Nauru75.5
5.Kuwait75.2
6.United Arab Emirates73.1
7.Marshall Islands72.7
8.United States72.1
9.Andorra72.0
10.Niue71.4
11.Bahrain70.2
12.Tonga69.9
13.Australia69.9
13.Czech Republic69.6
14.Tuvalu69.6
16.Samoa69.1
17.Canada69.0
18.New Zealand68.5
18.Malta68.5
20.Israel68.2

Source: World Health Organization, 2016 (date of most recent data, 2014).