Monday, January 25, 2016
Obesity in the World
This map shows the prevalence of obesity in only men ages 18 and over in the entire world. As you can see, The US, Canada, the UK, Australia, and a few other countries are high in prevalence of obesity (>25%). As of 2014, more than half a billion adults world wide are obese. This is more than double what the rate of obesity was 20 years ago.
On the contrary, in all regions of world, women are more likely to be obese than men.
Obesity has the highest prevalence in the Americas, with 61% overweight in both sexes. Obesity rates are low in the Southeast Asia Region, with only 22% overweight, making it the least obese region in the world.
All in all, it is interesting to see obesity rates drawn out on a map. We can visualize which regions are battling with obesity the most. Countries that have more of a plant-based diet, like the Southeast Asia Region, are lower in obesity rates. This makes us question whether their eating patterns are healthier then those in the Americas, where meat and dairy are highly consumed.
Thrastardottir, Asta. "The Most Obese Countries In The World." Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 23 Jan. 2015. Web. 25 Jan. 2016.
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