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The U.S. ranks 20th in childhood obesity rates

4 March 2010 2 comments

According to the World Health Organization, the United States has an obesity rate of 5.6% among children under 5, which made the United States rank 20th out of 92 ranked nations in that category. Albania ranked first, with a childhood obesity rate of 22.4%.

Entry by Dave Bleier.

The U.S. ranks 8th in female obesity

20 January 2009 3 comments

According to the World Health Organization, the United States ranks eighth in terms of obesity rates for females, ages fifteen and over. Tonga ranks first.

chart-of-obesity-female

The U.S. ranks 5th in male obesity

20 January 2009 5 comments

According to the World Health Organization, the United States ranks fifth in terms of obesity rates for males, ages fifteen and over. The Cook Islands rank first.

chart-of-obesity-male