List of sovereign states by body mass index

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Countries by BMI:
  >30
  28.1–30.0
  27.1–28.0
  26.1–27.0
  23.1–25.0
  22.1–23.0
  <22.0
  No data

The data for international body mass indexes was published by the World Health Organization.

Data[edit]

* indicates "Health in COUNTRY or TERRITORY" links.

Mean BMI (kg/m²), World Health Organization (WHO), 2015[1]
Country Both Male Female
 Nauru * 32.5 32.1 32.8
 Tonga * 31.9 30.4 33.5
 Samoa * 31.7 29.9 33.5
 Kuwait * 30.0 29.5 30.8
 Saint Kitts and Nevis * 29.7 28.4 30.9
 Saint Lucia * 29.6 28.9 30.2
 Kiribati * 29.6 28.7 30.5
 Palau 29.4 29.4 29.5
 Micronesia * 29.4 27.8 31.0
 Tuvalu * 29.3 28.7 29.9
 Qatar * 29.2 29.0 30.1
 Marshall Islands * 29.2 28.4 30.0
 Egypt * 29.2 27.6 30.7
 United Arab Emirates * 29.0 28.6 29.7
 Jordan * 28.9 28.2 29.7
 Belize * 28.9 27.6 30.2
 Bahamas 28.8 28.0 29.6
 Trinidad and Tobago * 28.7 27.9 29.4
 Barbados * 28.7 27.4 30.0
 United States * 28.5 28.5 28.5
 Saudi Arabia * 28.5 28.3 28.7
 Libya * 28.4 27.2 29.6
 Bahrain * 28.2 28.0 28.6
 Mexico * 28.1 27.5 28.7
 Antigua and Barbuda 28.1 27.3 29.5
 Syria * 28.1 27.2 29.0
 Iraq * 28.0 27.2 28.8
 New Zealand * 27.9 28.0 27.8
 Lebanon * 27.8 28.0 27.6
 Chile * 27.8 27.6 28.0
 Turkey * 27.8 27.1 28.5
 Argentina * 27.7 27.8 27.5
 Ireland * 27.5 27.9 27.1
 Andorra * 27.5 27.8 27.1
 Kazakhstan * 27.4 27.4 27.5
 El Salvador * 27.4 26.8 28.0
 Azerbaijan * 27.4 26.6 28.1
 Suriname * 27.4 26.5 28.2
 Jamaica * 27.4 25.5 29.2
 United Kingdom * 27.3 27.5 27.1
 Greece * 27.3 27.4 27.2
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines * 27.3 26.5 28.1
 South Africa * 27.3 25.4 29.1
 Australia * 27.2 27.6 26.8
 Canada * 27.2 27.6 26.8
 Malta * 27.2 27.5 26.8
 Venezuela * 27.2 27.4 27.1
 Georgia * 27.2 27.2 27.3
 Fiji * 27.2 26.1 28.4
 Panama * 27.1 26.4 27.7
 Cyprus * 27.0 27.6 26.3
 Ecuador * 27.0 26.4 27.7
 Grenada * 27.0 25.2 28.7
 Dominica * 27.0 25.1 29.0
 Czech Republic * 26.9 27.8 26.0
 Slovenia * 26.9 27.5 26.3
 Oman * 26.9 26.8 27.1
 Costa Rica * 26.9 26.7 27.1
 Nicaragua * 26.9 26.0 27.8
 Uruguay * 26.8 26.7 26.9
 Tunisia * 26.8 26.0 27.5
 Seychelles * 26.8 25.6 28.0
 Spain * 26.7 27.4 26.0
 Moldova * 26.7 26.3 27.1
 Dominican Republic * 26.7 26.0 27.4
 Armenia * 26.7 25.9 27.4
 Lithuania * 26.6 27.3 26.0
 Belarus * 26.6 27.1 26.2
 Swaziland * 26.5 24.1 28.9
 Luxembourg * 26.5 27.6 25.5
 Slovakia * 26.5 27.4 25.7
 Russia * 26.5 26.1 26.8
 Guatemala * 26.5 25.8 27.1
 Poland * 26.4 27.0 25.7
 Turkmenistan * 26.4 26.4 26.4
 Honduras * 26.4 25.5 27.3
 Guyana * 26.3 25.0 27.6
 Hungary * 26.3 27.5 25.2
 Germany * 26.3 27.0 25.6
 Israel * 26.3 26.3 26.2
 Peru * 26.3 25.7 26.9
 Iran * 26.2 25.3 27.2
 Portugal * 26.2 26.7 25.7
 Brunei * 26.2 25.8 26.6
 Cuba * 26.2 25.6 26.7
 Kyrgyzstan * 26.2 25.6 26.8
 Vanuatu * 26.2 25.6 26.8
 Algeria * 26.2 25.5 27.0
 Albania * 26.1 26.6 25.6
 Bosnia and Herzegovina * 26.1 26.5 25.7
 Uzbekistan * 26.1 25.9 26.3
 Mongolia * 26.0 25.5 26.4
 Norway * 26.0 26.9 25.2
 Italy * 26.0 26.8 25.2
 Bulgaria * 26.0 26.7 25.3
 Montenegro * 26.0 26.5 25.5
 Ukraine * 26.0 26.4 25.8
 Bolivia * 25.9 24.6 27.3
 Colombia * 25.9 25.4 26.5
 Brazil * 25.9 25.9 26.0
 Iceland * 25.9 26.7 25.1
 Finland * 25.9 26.5 25.3
 Yemen * 25.8 25.2 26.5
 Paraguay * 25.8 25.6 26.0
 Latvia * 25.8 26.8 25.1
 Sweden * 25.8 26.7 24.9
 Serbia * 25.8 26.4 25.2
 North Macedonia * 25.8 26.4 25.3
 Mauritius * 25.6 25.0 26.2
 Equatorial Guinea * 25.6 25.0 26.1
 Morocco * 25.6 25.2 25.9
 Gabon * 25.5 24.6 26.4
 Solomon Islands * 25.5 24.5 26.4
 Belgium * 25.5 26.2 24.7
 Estonia * 25.5 27.0 24.3
 Croatia * 25.5 26.5 24.6
 Tajikistan * 25.4 25.5 25.3
 Netherlands * 25.4 25.9 25.0
 Austria * 25.4 26.5 24.4
 Papua New Guinea * 25.3 25.0 25.6
 Malaysia * 25.3 25.0 25.6
 Romania * 25.3 25.7 24.9
 Denmark * 25.3 26.0 24.5
 France * 25.3 26.1 24.6
 Switzerland * 25.3 26.7 23.8
 South Sudan * 25.2 23.7 26.7
 Sudan * 25.2 23.7 26.7
 Maldives * 25.1 24.2 25.9
 Lesotho * 24.9 22.7 27.1
 Mauritania * 24.8 23.2 26.4
 São Tomé and Príncipe * 24.8 23.9 25.6
 Botswana * 24.7 22.9 26.6
 Cape Verde * 24.7 23.9 25.4
 Cameroon * 24.4 23.8 25.1
 Namibia * 24.3 22.9 25.6
 Ghana * 24.2 23.4 25.1
 Comoros * 24.1 23.0 25.1
 Thailand * 24.1 23.6 24.6
 Angola * 24.1 23.5 24.6
 Haiti * 24.1 24.2 24.0
 Gambia 24.0 23.0 25.1
 Liberia * 24.0 23.2 24.9
 China * 23.9 24.2 23.6
 South Korea * 23.9 24.3 23.4
 Pakistan * 23.8 23.3 24.4
 Bhutan * 23.8 23.4 24.2
 Singapore * 23.7 24.3 23.2
 Ivory Coast * 23.6 23.2 24.1
 Zimbabwe * 23.4 21.8 25.0
 Benin * 23.4 22.6 24.3
 Nigeria * 23.4 22.8 24.0
 Congo * 23.3 22.5 24.1
 Djibouti * 23.3 22.7 23.9
 Togo * 23.2 22.4 24.0
 Philippines * 23.2 22.9 23.4
 Guinea-Bissau * 23.1 22.2 23.9
 Tanzania * 23.1 22.2 24.0
 Senegal * 23.0 21.8 24.1
 Kenya * 23.0 21.9 24.0
 Sri Lanka * 23.0 22.5 23.5
 Indonesia * 22.9 22.4 23.4
 Sierra Leone * 22.8 22.0 23.6
 Malawi * 22.8 22.3 23.3
 Mali * 22.8 22.6 23.0
 Guinea * 22.7 22.1 23.3
 Zambia * 22.6 21.5 23.8
 Myanmar * 22.6 22.1 23.2
 Laos * 22.6 22.4 22.7
 Japan * 22.6 23.6 21.7
 Central African Republic * 22.4 21.6 23.2
 Mozambique * 22.3 21.6 23.0
 Chad * 22.3 22.1 22.5
 DR Congo * 22.2 21.8 22.5
 Nepal * 22.2 22.4 22.0
 Burkina Faso * 22.1 22.1 22.0
 Uganda * 22.0 21.0 23.0
 Rwanda * 22.0 21.3 22.7
 Somalia * 21.9 21.2 22.5
 India * 21.9 21.8 22.1
 Cambodia * 21.9 21.9 22.0
 North Korea * 21.8 21.9 21.8
 Niger * 21.7 21.3 22.2
 Vietnam * 21.6 21.5 21.6
 Afghanistan * 21.6 21.5 21.8
 East Timor * 21.2 21.5 21.0
 Madagascar * 21.1 20.9 21.2
 Bangladesh * 21.0 20.7 21.2
 Burundi * 20.9 20.4 21.3
 Ethiopia * 20.6 20.2 21.0
 Eritrea * 20.5 20.1 21.0
 Kosovo *
 Liechtenstein *
 Monaco *
 San Marino *
 Taiwan *
 Vatican City

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014". World Health Organization. Archived from the original on January 20, 2015. Retrieved 10 April 2018. (Statistics start on page 200).