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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

Classification of weight status for Chinese adults in Hong Kong 


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 - <23.0)
457 (46.0%) 601 (54.2%) 1 058 (50.3%)
Overweight
(BMI 23.0 - <25.0)
187 (18.8%) 156 (14.0%) 342 (16.3%)
Obese
(BMI =or>25.0)
269 (27.1%) 145 (13.1%) 414 (19.7%)
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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