List of countries by body mass index

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The data for international body mass indexes for 2014 was first published by the World Health Organization in 2015.

WHO data on mean BMI (2014)[edit]

Data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2015.[1]

Country Overall
rank
Overall mean
BMI (kg/m2)
Female
rank
Female mean
BMI (kg/m2)
Male
rank
Male mean
BMI (kg/m2)
 Nauru 1 32.5 3 32.8 1 32.1
 Tonga 2 31.9 1 33.5 2 30.4
 Samoa 3 31.7 1 33.5 3 29.9
 Kuwait 4 30 6 30.8 4 29.5
 Saint Kitts and Nevis 5 29.7 5 30.9 12 28.4
 Saint Lucia 6 29.6 9 30.2 7 28.9
 Kiribati 6 29.6 8 30.5 9 28.7
 Palau 8 29.4 19 29.5 5 29.4
 Federated States of Micronesia 8 29.4 4 31 22 27.8
 Tuvalu 10 29.3 14 29.9 9 28.7
 Qatar 11 29.2 11 30.1 6 29
 Marshall Islands 11 29.2 12 30 12 28.4
 Egypt 11 29.2 7 30.7 26 27.6
 United Arab Emirates 14 29 15 29.7 11 28.6
 Jordan 15 28.9 15 29.7 15 28.2
 Belize 15 28.9 9 30.2 26 27.6
 United States 17 28.8 27 28.8 8 28.8
 Bahamas 17 28.8 17 29.6 16 28
 Trinidad and Tobago 19 28.7 21 29.4 20 27.9
 Barbados 19 28.7 12 30 38 27.4
 Saudi Arabia 21 28.5 29 28.7 14 28.3
 Libya 22 28.4 17 29.6 46 27.2
 Bahrain 23 28.2 32 28.6 16 28
 Mexico 24 28.1 29 28.7 33 27.5
 Antigua and Barbuda 24 28.1 19 29.5 44 27.3
 Syria 24 28.1 24 29 46 27.2
 Iraq 27 28 27 28.8 46 27.2
 New Zealand 28 27.9 41 27.8 16 28
 Lebanon 29 27.8 45 27.6 16 28
 Chile 29 27.8 38 28 26 27.6
 Turkey 29 27.8 33 28.5 50 27.1
 Argentina 32 27.7 47 27.5 22 27.8
 Ireland 33 27.5 57 27.1 20 27.9
 Andorra 33 27.5 57 27.1 22 27.8
 Kazakhstan 35 27.4 47 27.5 38 27.4
 El Salvador 35 27.4 38 28 56 26.8
 Azerbaijan 35 27.4 36 28.1 67 26.6
 Suriname 35 27.4 35 28.2 69 26.5
 Jamaica 35 27.4 22 29.2 105 25.5
 United Kingdom 40 27.3 57 27.1 33 27.5
 Greece 40 27.3 55 27.2 38 27.4
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 40 27.3 36 28.1 69 26.5
 South Africa 40 27.3 23 29.1 110 25.4
 Australia 44 27.2 69 26.8 26 27.6
 Canada 44 27.2 69 26.8 26 27.6
 Malta 44 27.2 69 26.8 33 27.5
 Venezuela 44 27.2 57 27.1 38 27.4
 Georgia 44 27.2 52 27.3 46 27.2
 Fiji 44 27.2 34 28.4 85 26.1
 Panama 50 27.1 43 27.7 76 26.4
 Cyprus 51 27 87 26.3 26 27.6
 Ecuador 51 27 43 27.7 76 26.4
 Grenada 51 27 29 28.7 113 25.2
 Dominica 51 27 24 29 116 25.1
 Czech Republic 55 26.9 94 26 22 27.8
 Slovenia 55 26.9 87 26.3 33 27.5
 Oman 55 26.9 57 27.1 56 26.8
 Costa Rica 55 26.9 57 27.1 60 26.7
 Nicaragua 55 26.9 41 27.8 88 26
 Uruguay 60 26.8 67 26.9 60 26.7
 Tunisia 60 26.8 47 27.5 88 26
 Seychelles 60 26.8 38 28 100 25.6
 Spain 63 26.7 94 26 38 27.4
 Moldova 63 26.7 57 27.1 82 26.3
 Dominican Republic 63 26.7 50 27.4 88 26
 Armenia 63 26.7 50 27.4 92 25.9
 Lithuania 67 26.6 94 26 44 27.3
 Belarus 67 26.6 90 26.2 50 27.1
 Swaziland 69 26.5 26 28.9 130 24.1
 Luxembourg 69 26.5 112 25.5 26 27.6
 Slovakia 69 26.5 102 25.7 38 27.4
 Russia 69 26.5 69 26.8 85 26.1
 Guatemala 69 26.5 57 27.1 96 25.8
 Poland 74 26.4 102 25.7 52 27
 Turkmenistan 74 26.4 82 26.4 76 26.4
 Honduras 74 26.4 52 27.3 105 25.5
 Guyana 77 26.3 45 27.6 117 25
 Hungary 77 26.3 119 25.2 33 27.5
 Germany 77 26.3 106 25.6 52 27
 Israel 77 26.3 90 26.2 82 26.3
 Peru 77 26.3 67 26.9 98 25.7
 Iran 82 26.2 55 27.2 112 25.3
 Portugal 82 26.2 102 25.7 60 26.7
 Brunei 82 26.2 78 26.6 96 25.8
 Cuba 82 26.2 75 26.7 100 25.6
 Kyrgyzstan 82 26.2 69 26.8 100 25.6
 Vanuatu 82 26.2 69 26.8 100 25.6
 Algeria 82 26.2 66 27 105 25.5
 Albania 89 26.1 106 25.6 67 26.6
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 89 26.1 102 25.7 69 26.5
 Uzbekistan 89 26.1 87 26.3 92 25.9
 Mongolia 92 26 82 26.4 105 25.5
 Norway 92 26 119 25.2 55 26.9
 Italy 92 26 119 25.2 56 26.8
 Bulgaria 92 26 115 25.3 60 26.7
 Montenegro 92 26 112 25.5 69 26.5
 Ukraine 92 26 101 25.8 76 26.4
 Bolivia 98 25.9 52 27.3 122 24.6
 Colombia 98 25.9 80 26.5 110 25.4
 Brazil 98 25.9 94 26 92 25.9
 Iceland 98 25.9 123 25.1 60 26.7
 Finland 98 25.9 115 25.3 69 26.5
 Yemen 103 25.8 80 26.5 113 25.2
 Paraguay 103 25.8 94 26 100 25.6
 Latvia 103 25.8 123 25.1 56 26.8
 Sweden 103 25.8 131 24.9 60 26.7
 Serbia 103 25.8 119 25.2 76 26.4
 Macedonia 103 25.8 115 25.3 76 26.4
 Mauritius 109 25.6 90 26.2 117 25
 Equatorial Guinea 109 25.6 93 26.1 117 25
 Morocco 109 25.6 99 25.9 113 25.2
 Gabon 112 25.5 82 26.4 122 24.6
 Solomon Islands 112 25.5 82 26.4 124 24.5
 Belgium 112 25.5 134 24.7 84 26.2
 Estonia 112 25.5 142 24.3 52 27
 Croatia 112 25.5 135 24.6 69 26.5
 Tajikistan 117 25.4 115 25.3 105 25.5
 Netherlands 117 25.4 129 25 92 25.9
 Austria 117 25.4 140 24.4 69 26.5
 Papua New Guinea 120 25.3 106 25.6 117 25
 Malaysia 120 25.3 106 25.6 117 25
 Romania 120 25.3 131 24.9 98 25.7
 Denmark 120 25.3 139 24.5 88 26
 France 120 25.3 135 24.6 85 26.1
  Switzerland 120 25.3 155 23.8 60 26.7
 South Sudan 126 25.2 75 26.7 134 23.7
 Sudan 126 25.2 75 26.7 134 23.7
 Maldives 128 25.1 99 25.9 127 24.2
 Lesotho 129 24.9 57 27.1 151 22.7
 Mauritania 130 24.8 82 26.4 142 23.2
 Sao Tome and Principe 130 24.8 106 25.6 131 23.9
 Botswana 132 24.7 78 26.6 147 22.9
 Cabo Verde 132 24.7 114 25.4 131 23.9
 Cameroon 134 24.4 123 25.1 133 23.8
 Namibia 135 24.3 106 25.6 147 22.9
 Ghana 136 24.2 123 25.1 139 23.4
 Comoros 137 24.1 123 25.1 145 23
 Thailand 137 24.1 135 24.6 136 23.6
 Angola 137 24.1 135 24.6 138 23.5
 Haiti 137 24.1 148 24 127 24.2
 Gambia 141 24 123 25.1 145 23
 Liberia 141 24 131 24.9 142 23.2
 China 143 23.9 157 23.6 127 24.2
 South Korea 143 23.9 160 23.4 125 24.3
 Pakistan 145 23.8 140 24.4 141 23.3
 Bhutan 145 23.8 144 24.2 139 23.4
 Singapore 147 23.7 165 23.2 125 24.3
 Côte d'Ivoire 148 23.6 145 24.1 142 23.2
 Zimbabwe 149 23.4 129 25 172 21.8
 Benin 149 23.4 142 24.3 153 22.6
 Nigeria 149 23.4 148 24 150 22.8
 Republic of the Congo 152 23.3 145 24.1 155 22.5
 Djibouti 152 23.3 153 23.9 151 22.7
 Togo 154 23.2 148 24 157 22.4
 Philippines 154 23.2 160 23.4 147 22.9
 Guinea-Bissau 156 23.1 153 23.9 162 22.2
 Tanzania 156 23.1 148 24 162 22.2
 Senegal 158 23 145 24.1 172 21.8
 Kenya 158 23 148 24 169 21.9
 Sri Lanka 158 23 159 23.5 155 22.5
 Indonesia 161 22.9 160 23.4 157 22.4
 Sierra Leone 162 22.8 157 23.6 168 22
 Malawi 162 22.8 163 23.3 161 22.3
 Mali 162 22.8 168 23 153 22.6
 Guinea 165 22.7 163 23.3 164 22.1
 Zambia 166 22.6 155 23.8 178 21.5
 Myanmar 166 22.6 165 23.2 164 22.1
 Laos 166 22.6 171 22.7 157 22.4
 Japan 166 22.6 183 21.7 136 23.6
 Central African Republic 170 22.4 165 23.2 176 21.6
 Mozambique 171 22.3 168 23 176 21.6
 Chad 171 22.3 173 22.5 164 22.1
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 173 22.2 173 22.5 172 21.8
   Nepal 173 22.2 178 22 157 22.4
 Burkina Faso 175 22.1 178 22 164 22.1
 Uganda 176 22 168 23 185 21
 Rwanda 176 22 171 22.7 182 21.3
 Somalia 178 21.9 173 22.5 184 21.2
 India 178 21.9 177 22.1 172 21.8
 Cambodia 178 21.9 178 22 169 21.9
 North Korea 181 21.8 181 21.8 169 21.9
 Niger 182 21.7 176 22.2 182 21.3
 Vietnam 183 21.6 184 21.6 178 21.5
 Afghanistan 183 21.6 181 21.8 178 21.5
 East Timor 185 21.2 188 21 178 21.5
 Madagascar 186 21.1 186 21.2 186 20.9
 Bangladesh 187 21 186 21.2 187 20.7
 Burundi 188 20.9 185 21.3 188 20.4
 Ethiopia 189 20.6 188 21 189 20.2
 Eritrea 190 20.5 188 21 190 20.1
 Kosovo - - - - - -
 Liechtenstein - - - - - -
 Monaco - - - - - -
 San Marino - - - - - -
 Taiwan - - - - - -
  Vatican City - - - - - -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014". World Health Organization. Retrieved 10 April 2018. (Statistics start on page 200).