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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: April 2006
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)
53 (5.6%) 136 (12.4%) 189 (9.2%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5 - <25.0)
573 (60.6%) 722 (65.5%) 1295 (63.3%)
Overweight
(BMI 25.0 - <30.0)
263 (27.8%) 146 (13.2%) 409 (20.0%)
Obese
(BMI =or>30.0)
30 (3.1%) 40 (3.6%) 69 (3.4%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 27 (2.9%) 58 (5.3%) 85 (4.2%)
Total 946 (100.0%) 1101 (100.0%) 2047 (100.0%)

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

 

 

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