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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

Published: 29 Sep 2009
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Statistics
ISBN:
9780755981076

The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 7.4 Body mass index ( BMI), by age and sex

Table 7.4 Body mass index ( BMI), by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with both valid height and weight measurements
2008

BMI (kg/m 2)

Age

Total

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

Less than 18.5

8.2

1.3

0.8

1.0

0.0

0.9

-

2.0

18.5 to less than 25

57.0

37.4

24.7

21.7

18.2

17.2

24.9

29.6

25 to less than 30

26.9

44.2

44.1

47.0

43.7

45.5

51.6

42.4

30 to less than 40

8.0

16.6

28.5

28.8

34.8

34.6

23.5

24.7

40+

-

0.5

1.8

1.5

3.3

1.8

-

1.4

All 25 and over (overweight, including obese)

34.9

61.3

74.5

77.3

81.8

81.9

75.1

68.5

All 30 and over (obese)

8.0

17.1

30.3

30.3

38.1

36.4

23.5

26.0

Mean

23.9

26.4

28.1

28.2

29.0

28.9

27.7

27.4

Standard error of the mean

0.35

0.25

0.29

0.23

0.26

0.25

0.27

0.12

Women

Less than 18.5

4.7

4.0

1.0

0.8

0.5

1.0

1.9

1.9

18.5 to less than 25

53.8

46.0

37.8

33.7

23.4

25.9

31.1

36.3

25 to less than 30

23.2

30.9

34.1

36.5

39.1

38.0

39.9

34.3

30 to less than 40

15.4

16.8

23.5

25.2

32.2

32.7

23.9

24.1

40+

2.9

2.3

3.6

3.8

4.7

2.5

3.2

3.4

All 25 and over (overweight, including obese)

41.5

50.0

61.2

65.5

76.0

73.1

67.0

61.8

All 30 and over (obese)

18.3

19.1

27.1

29.0

36.9

35.1

27.1

27.5

Mean

25.3

26.0

27.6

28.0

29.0

28.4

27.6

27.4

Standard error of the mean

0.42

0.30

0.27

0.29

0.28

0.29

0.35

0.13

Bases (weighted):

Men

430

432

481

483

412

285

166

2689

Women

378

407

536

509

426

322

249

2828

Bases (unweighted):

Men

225

281

396

468

452

401

231

2454

Women

281

374

554

550

534

440

286

3019