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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: April 2012
Question: What is your height and weight?
BMI Calculation: Weight (kg) / [Height (m)]2

Classification of weight status for Chinese adults in Hong Kong 


Classification
(BMI)
Male
Number (%)
Female
Number (%)
Overall
Number (%)
Underweight
(BMI <18.5)
58 (6.3%) 159 (14.3%) 217 (10.6%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5-<23.0)
412 (44.5%) 611 (54.8%) 1 023 (50.1%)
Overweight
(BMI 23.0-<25.0)
198 (21.4%) 166 (14.9%) 365 (17.9%)
Obese
(BMI =or>25.0)
239 (25.8%) 144 (12.9%) 383 (18.8%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 19 (2.1%) 34 (3.1%) 53 (2.6%)
Total 926 (100.0%) 1 115 (100.0%) 2 041 (100.0%)

Note: Add-ups may not be equal to total due to rounding.
 

 

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