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HOW AMERICANS MEASURE UP



Published: Sun, January 20, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.


HOW AMERICANS MEASURE UP
Obesity rates worldwide. Statistics were gathered in varying years.
COUNTRYYEARPERCENT MENPERCENT WOMEN
WHO ARE OBESEWHO ARE OBESE
Ghana, ages 20 and older1987-880.9N/A
China, 20-4519921.21.64
Japan, 20 and older19931.82.6
Brazil, 25-6419895.913.3
South Africa Cape Peninsula, 15-641990844
Australia, 20-6919899.311.1
Netherlands, 20-5919941011
Canada, 18-7419911515
England, 16-6419951516.5
Czech Republic, 20-6519881620
West Germany, 25-6919911621
Saudi Arabia, 15 and older1990-931624
United States, 20-74199119.724.7
East Germany, 25-6519922127
Kuwait, 18 and older19943244 Western Samoa, 25-691991
rural41.559.2
urban58.476.8
Source: International Obesity Task Force


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