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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: April 2014
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)
95 (4.9%) 292 (13.4%) 388 (9.4%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5-<23.0)
863 (44.1%) 1 188 (54.6%) 2 051 (49.6%)
Overweight
(BMI 23.0-<25.0)
424 (21.6%) 329 (15.1%) 754 (18.2%)
Obese
(BMI =or>25.0)
548 (28.0%) 312 (14.4%) 860 (20.8%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 29 (1.5%) 52 (2.4%) 81 (2.0%)
Total 1 960 (100.0%) 2 174 (100.0%) 4 134 (100.0%)

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

 

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