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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: October 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)
58 (5.7%) 150 (13.1%) 208 (9.6%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5 - <25.0)
637 (62.4%) 788 (68.7%) 1425 (65.7%)
Overweight
(BMI 25.0 - <30.0)
253 (24.8%) 131 (11.4%) 384 (17.7%)
Obese
(BMI =or>30.0)
40 (4.0%) 30 (2.6%) 70 (3.3%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 33 (3.2%) 48 (4.2%) 81 (3.7%)
Total 1021 (100.0%) 1147 (100.0%) 2168 (100.0%)

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

 

 

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