Table 5.1 Mean adult BMI, prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2003 to 2016

Aged 16 and over with valid height and weight measurements 2003 - 2016
BMI (kg/m2) 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

% % % % % % % % % %
Men
25 and overa 65 68 68 68 69 68 69 69 67 68
30 and overb 22 26 28 27 28 27 26 26 28 29
40 and overc 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3
Mean 27.0 27.3 27.6 27.5 27.6 27.4 27.5 27.5 27.7 27.7
SE of the mean 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.12 0.14 0.14 0.17 0.15 0.17
Women
25 and overa 60 62 61 62 60 60 61 61 62 61
30 and overb 26 27 28 29 28 28 30 29 30 29
40 and overc 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4
Mean 27.2 27.4 27.4 27.6 27.5 27.4 27.6 27.6 27.5 27.7
SE of the mean 0.12 0.13 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.14 0.17 0.16 0.15 0.18
All adults
25 and overa 62 65 65 65 64 64 65 65 65 65
30 and overb 24 27 28 28 28 27 28 28 29 29
40 and overc 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 4
Mean 27.1 27.4 27.5 27.5 27.5 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.6 27.7
SE of the mean 0.09 0.10 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.11 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.13
Bases (weighted):
Men 3217 2692 3161 2992 3003 2048 2027 1919 2043 1745
Women 3458 2829 3214 3046 3100 2063 2104 2028 2075 1796
All adults 6675 5521 6375 6038 6103 4110 4130 3948 4118 3542
Bases (unweighted):
Men 3016 2457 2843 2674 2745 1876 1844 1771 1863 1603
Women 3684 3020 3456 3327 3389 2221 2288 2198 2187 1980
All adults 6700 5477 6299 6001 6134 4097 4132 3969 4050 3583

a 25 and over = overweight / obese / morbidly obese
b 30 and over = obese / morbidly obese
c 40 and over = morbidly obese


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