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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

Classification of weight status for Chinese adults in Hong Kong 


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 - <23.0) 465 (46.9%) 597 (54.5%) 1 063 (50.9%)
Overweight (BMI 23.0 - <25.0) 191 (19.3%) 159 (14.5%) 350 (16.8%)
Obese (BMI =or>25.0) 265 (26.7%) 185 (16.9%) 451 (21.6%)
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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