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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: April 2009
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 (5.3%) 166 (14.1%) 219 (10.0%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5-<25.0)
613 (61.1%) 802 (67.8%) 1 415 (64.7%)
Overweight
(BMI 25.0-<30.0)
249 (24.8%) 149 (12.6%) 398 (18.2%)
Obese
(BMI =or>30.0)
50 (5.0%) 27 (2.3%) 77 (3.5%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 38 (3.8%) 38 (3.2%) 76 (3.5%)
Total 1 002 (100.0%) 1 183 (100.0%) 2 185 (100.0%)

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

 

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