Is USA the most obese country? How about the skinniest country? We compare using animated countryballs, specially designed for this video. The fatness level is measured using 3 indices: BMI (Body Mass Index), Obesity rate and overweight rate of countries. We use the popular countryball series where the length of the ball corresponds with the unit size of BMI.
Visualization note: The countryballs have same height but are linearly scaled across their width by their BMI. i.e. A Countryball with a BMI of 30 would be 1.5X the width of a Countryball with a BMI of 20.
Flag note for Poland: Polandball is drawn this way as a rule of Countryball (upside down)! That is also why Indoball has a rice hat.
Music Used: Clowning Around by Jason Shaw (Creative Common License 3.0)
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Image Use: Drawn and scaled by us with background from flag designs from Wiki Commons.
Sources: World Health Organization
BMI Data: “Global status report on noncommunicable diseases 2014” –
Obesity and Overweight Data: “Diabetes country profile 2016” –
Disclaimer: This video is for infotainment purposes only. Some countries may have higher BMI which may translate to higher muscle mass than fats, but for comparison purpose, we line them up in terms of BMI, followed by Obesity Rate, then Overweight Rate.
Due to lack of information, the following countries are excluded: Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Sao Tome & Principe, South Sudan.
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