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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008

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The Scottish Health Survey 2008
Table 7.5 Mean BMI, prevalence of overweight and obesity, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2008, by age and sex

Table 7.5 Mean BMI, prevalence of overweight and obesity, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2008, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with both valid height and weight measurements
1995, 1998, 2003, 2008

BMI (kg/m 2)

Age

16-24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

65-74

75+

Total 16-64

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

%

Men

1995

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

22.6

49.6

65.2

70.9

73.8

-

-

55.6

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

4.5

14.4

18.9

21.9

21.0

-

-

15.9

40 and over (morbidly obese)

-

0.7

0.5

0.8

0.3

-

-

0.5

Mean

23.0

25.8

26.8

27.3

27.3

-

-

26

Standard error of the mean

0.13

0.13

0.14

0.15

0.15

-

-

0.07

1998

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

28.4

58.5

66.9

75.4

75.9

72.7

-

61.0

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

7.3

15.4

19.9

28.8

23.0

26.6

-

18.8

40 and over (morbidly obese)

0.4

0.7

0.7

1.9

0.9

0.3

-

0.9

Mean

23.6

26.2

27.0

27.9

27.5

27.5

-

26.4

Standard error of the mean

0.16

0.14

0.14

0.16

0.18

0.18

-

0.07

2003

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

30.4

60.1

69.2

76.9

80.1

76.3

66.0

64.0

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

7.5

16.2

24.4

27.5

33.3

27.3

18.0

22.0

40 and over (morbidly obese)

0.8

0.5

2.1

3.1

2.0

1.0

0.5

1.8

Mean

23.7

26.3

27.5

28.2

28.6

27.9

26.6

26.9

Standard error of the mean

0.28

0.24

0.23

0.24

0.24

0.22

0.31

0.12

2008

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

34.9

61.3

74.5

77.3

81.8

81.9

75.1

66.3

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

8.0

17.1

30.3

30.3

38.1

36.4

23.5

24.9

40 and over (morbidly obese)

-

0.5

1.8

1.5

3.3

1.8

-

1.4

Mean

23.9

26.4

28.1

28.2

29.0

28.9

27.7

27.2

Standard error of the mean

0.35

0.25

0.29

0.23

0.26

0.25

0.27

0.13

Bases (weighted):

Men 1995

700

920

790

698

564

-

-

3672

Men 1998

660

894

834

735

550

408

-

3673

Men 2003

495

505

647

563

492

335

180

2702

Men 2008

430

432

481

483

412

285

166

2238

Bases (unweighted):

Men 1995

459

793

753

655

643

-

-

3303

Men 1998

373

707

764

647

619

499

-

3110

Men 2003

286

380

629

523

550

421

227

2368

Men 2008

225

281

396

468

452

401

231

1822

Women

1995

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

30.0

37.6

47.5

55.7

68.2

-

-

47.2

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

9.0

13.7

17.0

20.8

27.3

-

-

17.3

40 and over (morbidly obese)

0.3

0.9

0.9

2.2

2.5

-

-

1.3

Mean

23.6

24.9

25.8

26.6

27.6

-

-

25.7

Standard error of the mean

0.17

0.16

0.17

0.19

0.21

-

-

0.08

1998

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

30.6

43.3

53.7

63.0

71.6

68.5

-

52.2

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

7.7

19.0

20.4

26.0

31.5

30.5

-

20.9

40 and over (morbidly obese)

0.2

2.2

2.2

2.5

2.7

2.0

-

2.0

Mean

23.7

25.7

26.4

27.4

28.3

27.9

-

26.3

Standard error of the mean

0.17

0.18

0.18

0.20

0.22

0.23

-

0.09

2003

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

38.9

49.7

57.8

64.8

73.0

74.3

63.7

57.3

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

13.4

20.5

25.5

26.4

31.9

40.5

26.7

23.8

40 and over (morbidly obese)

1.3

2.3

4.5

4.5

5.0

3.8

0.3

3.6

Mean

24.6

26.1

27.3

27.7

28.6

29.0

27.0

26.9

Standard error of the mean

0.33

0.27

0.27

0.27

0.23

0.26

0.29

0.14

2008

25 and over (overweight / obese / morbidly obese)

41.5

50.0

61.2

65.5

76.0

73.1

67.0

59.6

30 and over (obese / morbidly obese)

18.3

19.1

27.1

29.0

36.9

35.1

27.1

26.5

40 and over (morbidly obese)

2.9

2.3

3.6

3.8

4.7

2.5

3.2

3.5

Mean

25.3

26.0

27.6

28.0

29.0

28.4

27.6

27.3

Standard error of the mean

0.42

0.30

0.27

0.29

0.28

0.29

0.35

0.15

Bases (weighted):

Women 1995

637

866

796

726

606

-

-

3632

Women 1998

603

830

837

710

592

502

3572

Women 2003

473

533

687

574

510

385

297

2776

Women 2008

378

407

536

509

426

322

249

2257

Bases (unweighted):

Women 1995

492

1021

916

768

808

-

-

4005

Women 1998

470

867

921

804

721

760

-

3783

Women 2003

336

486

752

666

668

459

317

2908

Women 2008

281

374

554

550

534

440

286

2293