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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: April 2005
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)
45 (4.5%) 147 (13.3%) 192 (9.1%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5 - <25.0)
644 (64.9%) 756 (68.2%) 1 400 (66.6%)
Overweight
(BMI 25.0 - <30.0)
229 (23.1%) 122 (11.0%) 352 (16.7%)
Obese
(BMI =or>30.0)
40 (4.0%) 23 (2.1%) 63 (3.0%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 35 (3.5%) 60 (5.4%) 95 (4.5%)
Total 993 (100.0%) 1 109 (100.0%) 2 102 (100.0%)

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

 

 

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