Brand Hong Kong
GovHK 繁體版 简体版 Search Search Site map Contact us
Font Size: Default Size Font Size: Larger Font Size: Largest
RSS
Printer Friendly
Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: October 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)
58 (5.7%) 150 (13.1%) 208 (9.6%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5 - <23.0)
416 (40.8%) 606 (52.9%) 1023 (47.2%)
Overweight
(BMI 23.0 - <25.0)
220 (21.6%) 182 (15.8%) 402 (18.5%)
Obese
(BMI =or>25.0)
294 (28.8%) 161 (14.0%) 454 (21.0%)
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.

 

 

Top   Top
 
Explanation of WCAG 2.0 Level Double-A Conformance