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Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Body Mass Index (BMI) Distribution

Period: October 2005
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)
58 (5.7%) 150 (13.1%) 208 (9.6%)
Normal
(BMI 18.5 - <23.0)
416 (40.8%) 606 (52.9%) 1023 (47.2%)
Overweight
(BMI 23.0 - <25.0)
224 (21.9%) 183 (16.0%) 407 (18.8%)
Obese
(BMI =or>25.0)
291 (28.5%) 159 (13.9%) 450 (20.7%)
Unknown/Missing/Outliers 33 (3.2%) 48 (4.2%) 81 (3.7%)
Total 1021 (100.0%) 1147 (100.0%) 2168 (100.0%)

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