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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: April 2010
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)
53 (5.7%) 157 (14.4%) 210 (10.5%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5-<23.0)
395 (42.9%) 557 (51.0%) 952 (47.3%)
Overweight
(BMI 23.0-<25.0)
192 (20.8%) 174 (15.9%) 366 (18.2%)
Obese
(BMI =or>25.0)
253 (27.5%) 169 (15.5%) 423 (21.0%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 29 (3.1%) 34 (3.1%) 62 (3.1%)
Total 922 (100.0%) 1 091 (100.0%) 2 013 (100.0%)

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

 

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