Which Country Thinks it is the Most Obese?

Overweight Population, Self-Reported (As % of Total Population) (%), 2013 or latest
Health Care | January 2, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 19 countries in 2013, Iceland ranked the highest in overweight population as self-reported as a percentage of total population with 41.1% followed by Slovenia and Germany. On the other end of the scale was South Korea with 21.9%, Estonia with 29.9% and France with 29.9%.

Data for more countries are available at Overweight Population, Self-Reported (As % of Total Population) indicator page.

Overweight Population, Self-Reported (As % of Total Population) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Belgium % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 33.1% ... ... ... ...
Canada % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 32.9% 32.8% 32.8% 33.2% 32.8%
Denmark % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 33.3% ... ...
Finland % 34.0% 33.1% 34.4% 34.1% 34.1%
Germany % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 36.7% ... ... ...
Iceland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 40.1% ... ... 37.5% ... ...
Israel % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 33.9% ... 34.1% ... ...
Italy % ... ... ... ... ... ... 35.6% 35.6% 36.1% 35.6% 35.8%
Netherlands % 34.3% 35.7% 35.4% 36.8% 36.8%
Norway % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 36.0% ... ... ... ...
Slovenia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 38.7% ... ... ... ... ...
Spain % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 37.7% ... 36.1% ... ...
Sweden % ... ... ... ... ... 34.0% 34.7% 34.5% 35.1% 35.3%
Turkey % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 32.4% ... 33.0% ... ...
USA % ... ... ... ... 35.5% 35.0% 35.8% 35.0% 34.7%