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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: October 2004
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)
66 (6.6%) 147 (13.4%) 212 (10.2%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5 - <25.0)
657 (66.2%) 756 (69.1%) 1 413 (67.7%)
Overweight
(BMI 25.0 - <30.0)
224 (22.6%) 147 (13.4%) 371 (17.8%)
Obese
(BMI =or>30.0)
41 (4.1%) 39 (3.5%) 80 (3.8%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 5 (0.5%) 7 (0.6%) 12 (0.6%)
Total 993 (100.0%) 1 095 (100.0%) 2 088 (100.0%)

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

 

 

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