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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: April 2008
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)
51 (5.3%) 149 (13.2%) 200 (9.5%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5 - <23.0)
365 (37.4%) 619 (55.0%) 984 (46.9%)
Overweight
(BMI 23.0 - <25.0)
213 (21.9%) 147 (13.1%) 360 (17.1%)
Obese
(BMI =or>25.0)
314 (32.2%) 153 (13.6%) 467 (22.2%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 32 (3.3%) 58 (5.1%) 89 (4.3%)
Total 975 (100.0%) 1 125 (100.0%) 2 100 (100.0%)

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

 

 

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