Countries with the Lowest Obesity Rate

Can you name the countries of the world where the lowest % of adults have a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater?
2016 WHO estimates. Complete list here
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Last updated: December 14, 2019
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Country
2.1
Vietnam
3.6
Bangladesh
3.8
East Timor
3.9
India
3.9
Cambodia
4.1
Nepal
4.3
Japan
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Country
4.5
Ethiopia
4.7
South Korea
5.0
Eritrea
5.2
Sri Lanka
5.3
Uganda
5.3
Madagascar
5.3
Laos
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Country
5.4
Burundi
5.5
Niger
5.5
Afghanistan
5.6
Burkina Faso
5.8
Rwanda
5.8
Myanmar
5.8
Malawi
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Level 79
Jan 14, 2018
North Korea has higher obesity than South Korea?
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Level 70
Jan 15, 2018
Long live Kim! For he has granted the North Korean people with bountiful food, while the South Koreans starve!
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Level 59
Mar 7, 2018
Kim Jong-Un IS the obesity rate of North Korea.
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Level 48
Mar 7, 2018
Haha that was good! But seriously, that was a bit confusing. North Korea was one of my first guesses.
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Level 71
Mar 7, 2018
There is probably no data on North Korea.
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Level 66
Mar 7, 2018
I just checked the source, and according to it 6.8% of the North Koreans are obese. ò_Õ I didn't know the Kim family made up that big a portion of the population...
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Level 49
Mar 9, 2018
22% of the Korean peninsula are named Kim.
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Level 60
Jan 14, 2018
Seems like all countries where people just don't have enough to eat. Cannot be overweight if you can't buy food
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Level 73
Jan 15, 2018
Like Japan?
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Level 71
Jan 16, 2018
Actually, more of them eat fish and haven't been overly westernized with fast food
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Level 43
Feb 19, 2018
That is slowly changing. Younger generations are eating more fast food. Japan has the fattest fast food I've seen. Worse than American food, haha.
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Level 62
Mar 8, 2018
^ Also, the Japanese don't typically view fast food as meals but rather snacks. This isn't the mentality of much of the west.
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Level 65
Jan 15, 2018
What about Venezuela? Do we not have accurate current data for them due to the political unrest? They implemented socialism a few years ago and now the entire country is starving -- I believe even moreso than most of the countries on this list.
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Level 69
Mar 7, 2018
Yup, the decline in their fortunes had nothing to do with the price of oil.
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Level 70
Jan 15, 2018
Actually quite surprised/happy to not see the entire list dominated by Africa. Vietnam as #1 was unexpected too.
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Level 79
Mar 7, 2018
Didn't realize there were so many fatties in Somalia.
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Level 64
Mar 7, 2018
Actually obesity is correlated to malnutrition in general, not only over nutrition (eating too much). If you dont eat enough, and not diversified enough, you might be as obese as much as if you binge fast food everyday. Thats why a lot of starving countries (somalia, south sudan, mali...) are not represented in this quiz. On the other hands, rather wealthy countries that have a culinary tradition f diversified and healthy food (in Asia for instance) dont have any obesity. But that is changing really fast due to the implementation of fast/sweet food from the West. In Cambodia the rate of obesity has doubled in 20 years, due to the processed foods.
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Level 58
Mar 7, 2018
Damn Japan and South Korea! U guys need to go out for pizza and beer way more often
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Level 45
Mar 8, 2018
How come India is on the list...I'm an Indian and I generally see fat people here...might be because of the large population the percentage is low.
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Level 7
Apr 10, 2018
i thought that most of the countreis would be from africa but asia has the most number its actually good to be slim rather than being fit