,(comma) with 42% of Koreans being overweight.

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Hello folks.

Source: reading book(Korean-published English book)

The United states was ranked 9th, with 74.1% of the population being overweight; Canada was ranked 35th at 61.1%; and Brazil ranked 88th at 50.5%.
In Asia, South Korea was 123rd, with 42% of Koreans being overweight. Japan was ranked 163rd at 22.6%.

I can't find the usage of the 'with's in the above sentences in the dictionary.

Can you explain the meaning of 'with' in this case and paraphrase the sentences with the 'with' phrases?

Thank you so much for your help. :)
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  • shorty1

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    Looks like definition 3 to me: possessing; having: a man with a red moustache

    Thank you so much, RM1. :)

    In your exampe, 'A man with a red mustache' means a man having a red mustache.
    Therefore, 'with a red mustache' that modifies 'a man' is an abjective phrase, I think.

    I question this amounts to my two examples in the original sentences. :confused:
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