Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fattest Countries

Be honest now. Do you think the United States is the fattest country in the world? Based on all the current talk about child obesity, one might think so.
Well, it’s not true. The country with the highest percentage of overweight people is … wait for it … Saudi Arabia, where 73% of the population is overweight. And the country with the highest percentage of obese people is the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru, where 79% of its people are obese.
Here’s the complete rundown:
Most Overweight:
  1. Saudi Arabia, 73%
  2. Germany, and UK/Northern Ireland, tied at 67%
  3. United States, 66%
  4. Kuwait, 64%
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina, 63%
  6. Israel, 62%
Most Obese:
  1. Nauru: 79%
  2. Tonga, 56%
  3. French Polynesia, 41%
  4. Saudi Arabia 36%
  5. United Arab Emirates, and United States, tied at 34%
  6. Bahrain, and Kuwait, tied at 29%
Just thought you’d like to know.

1 comment:

casch said...

Interesting. . . VERY interesting. I am a little surprised we are aren't #1.