Actually half of Europe is fat, and England is one of the worst offenders.
American female obesity rate: 26.8%.
British Female Obesity Rate: 23.9%.
American Male: 27.6%.
British male: 22.1%.
This is essentially the pot calling the kettle an implement in which to hold shit.
That's just Americans using percentages to cover up your shear numbers. Just rounded off, 27% of the obese male population is 83 700 000 people compared to the british male obese population of only 11 400 000 (in comparison).
It's all perspective haha. They may have more per capita, but in America there is still (according to your stats and recent census results) over 70million people obese people than in England. The number of obese people in America is 20million more than the entire population in England, obese or not.
That's the neat thing about percentages. It allows you to infer context given two drastically different sets of numbers. If you had a million dollars and I stole 20, you probably wouldn't be very upset. If you only had $50, you'd probably would be. Either way, if I stole 90% of everything you had, you'd be a little miffed. At any rate, if 20% of your population is dropping dead of heart disease, you have a problem.
Don't they have math in Australia? Imagine that, an American with a High School Diploma just out witted an Aussie with a bachelor degree.
Arthur James Tecson Also, by your reasoning, we have more Healthy In shape people than the entire British population. So if we go by aussie math, America is both more and less healthy than the UK... Which is why we don't use Aussie math.
I was just speaking in pure numbers! No need to get all defensive, I completely agree with you James, you definately do have more healthy people in your country. I didn't mean to disregard that in my comment, it definately is a worry when 20% of the country is dropping dead from alterable lifestyle choices. Haha there's no need to attack my country's educational system, I was just trying to give England a break. America kicks ass in every aspect, unfortunately it also means the negative aspects too. You have more elite athletes, more intellects, more artistic individuals, the entire world only moves when your country says it can politically, but you also have significantly more murders, drug dealers, child rapists etc. Perspective of percentages aside, the shear number of people in your country, both good and bad, is a double edged sword.
I meant no offense :D let's just all be friends.