Mar 26, 2019 · Asian Countries with High Obesity Rates Kuwait. With an obesity rate of 37.9%, Kuwait is Asia’s fattest nation, and the fattest in the Arabian Peninsula. According to the WHO, nearly 70% of Kuwaiti men and 80% of Kuwaiti women are overweight. Therefore, obesity and obesity-related problems are a significant health issue in the country.Author: Oishimaya Sen Nag. Oct 17, 2013 · An estimated 11 percent of adult Americans of Asian descent are considered obese. Compare that to the nation’s obesity average as a whole, which stands steady at about 35 percent.Author: Melissa Dahl.
Obesity and Asian Americans Non-Hispanic whites are 60% more likely to be obese as Asian Americans. Filipino adults are 70% more likely to be obese as compared to the overall Asian population. About 1 in 10 Vietnamese and Korean adults are underweight. 1. Oct 17, 2013 · At first glance, it seems like most Asian-Americans pretty much have this whole obesity thing under control, by the looks of new national statistics. An estimated 11 Author: Melissa Dahl.
Asian Americans have far lower rates of obesity than any other racial or ethnic group. This is true among adults (12.7%) and children ages 2 to 19 (11%). There is evidence that suggests Asians should have a lower body mass index (BMI) cut-off for obesity than other races/ethnicities since they have higher health risks at a lower BMI. Mar 11, 2016 · While only 11 percent of Asian-Americans are obese, they develop obesity-related complications – namely, hypertension and diabetes – at lower BMIs than do .
Aug 30, 2010 · As per the IDF criteria of waist circumference ≥ 90 cm for men and ≥ 80 cm for women, prevalence of abdominal obesity in men and women were 58% and 78% in south Asia, 38%, and 51% in East Asia and 38% and 51% in South East Asia compared to respective prevalences of 58% and 67% in the Europeans using cutoff values of ≥ 94 cm for men and ≥ 80 cm for women, respectively. South Cited by: 202. that observed for non-Asian populations (and hence the BMI distribution is shifted to the left), although the tendency towards abdominal obesity might be greater than in non-Asian populations. Such a trend leads to the concern that application of the current WHO BMI cut-off points will underestimate obesity-related risks in these populations.
Obesity affects some groups more than others. The prevalence of obesity was 35.7% among young adults age 20–39 years, 42.8% among middle-aged adults age 40-59 years, and 41.0% among older adults age 60 and over.