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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: April 2011
Question: What is your height and weight?
BMI Calculation: Weight (kg) / [Height (m)]2

World Health Organization classification for adult Europids


Classification
(BMI)
Male
Number (%)
Female
Number (%)
Overall
Number (%)
Underweight
(BMI <18.5)
58 (6.0%) 126 (10.9%) 184 (8.7%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5-<25.0)
563 (58.1%) 784 (68.0%) 1 347 (63.5%)
Overweight
(BMI 25.0-<30.0)
229 (23.7%) 134 (11.6%) 363 (17.1%)
Obese
(BMI =or>30.0)
50 (5.1%) 24 (2.1%) 74 (3.5%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 69 (7.1%) 86 (7.5%) 155 (7.3%)
Total 969 (100.0%) 1 154 (100.0%) 2 123 (100.0%)

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

 

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