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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

Classification of weight status for Chinese adults in Hong Kong 


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-<23.0)
364 (37.6%) 612 (53.0%) 976 (46.0%)
Overweight
(BMI 23.0-<25.0)
199 (20.5%) 173 (15.0%) 371 (17.5%)
Obese
(BMI =or>25.0)
279 (28.8%) 158 (13.7%) 437 (20.6%)
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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