credit: http://www.cdc.gov/od/oc/media/pressrel/ProtectingHealth_ForLife_04.pdf (pg 34)
171,000,000 (majority in developing world)
2003 Data from the CDC
BMI > 30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5'4" person
Compare this to the 1993 data shown below
"Currently more than 1 billion adults are overweight - and at least 300 million of them are clinically obese. Current obesity levels range from below 5% in China, Japan and certain African nations, to over 75% in urban Samoa. But even in relatively low prevalence countries like China, rates are almost 20% in some cities. Childhood obesity is already epidemic in some areas and on the rise in others. An estimated 17.6 million children under five are estimated to be overweight worldwide".
credit: WHO http://www.who.int/dietphysicalactivity/media/en/gsfs_obesity.pdf
General Causes of Death, US.
credits: pg 29 and 33
data from: http://www.thedoctorslounge.net/medlounge/articles/obesity_death/