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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

World Health Organization classification for adult Europids




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 - <25.0)
578 (59.3%) 766 (68.1%) 1 344 (64.0%)
Overweight
(BMI 25.0 - <30.0)
270 (27.7%) 133 (11.8%) 404 (19.2%)
Obese
(BMI =or>30.0)
43 (4.4%) 20 (1.8%) 63 (3.0%)
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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