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Scottish Health Survey 2014 - volume 1: main report

Presents results for the Scottish Health Survey 2014, providing information on the health and factors relating to health of people living in Scotland.

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Table 6.2 Adult BMI, 2014, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with valid height and weight measurements 2014
BMI (kg/m2) Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
  % % % % % % % %
Men
Less than 18.5 9 2 0 0 0 1 - 2
18.5 to less than 25 57 37 29 20 18 18 23 29
25 to less than 30 27 41 45 45 50 46 52 43
30 to less than 40 5 19 22 33 30 34 22 24
40+ 2 1 4 2 2 1 3 2
All 25 and overa 34 61 71 80 82 82 77 69
All 30 and overb 7 20 26 35 32 35 25 26
Mean 23.9 26.4 28.1 28.7 28.6 28.8 28.0 27.5
Standard error of the mean 0.46 0.35 0.52 0.28 0.28 0.30 0.38 0.17
Women
Less than 18.5 7 2 2 - 1 2 3 2
18.5 to less than 25 57 45 40 34 26 24 28 37
25 to less than 30 19 28 29 35 37 37 38 32
30 to less than 40 16 21 27 25 32 33 29 26
40+ 1 4 3 5 5 3 2 4
All 25 and overa 36 54 59 66 73 74 68 61
All 30 and overb 17 25 30 30 36 37 31 29
Mean 24.8 27.2 27.6 28.4 28.6 28.9 27.5 27.6
Standard error of the mean 0.49 0.39 0.37 0.41 0.31 0.34 0.38 0.16
All adults
All 25 and overa 35 57 65 73 77 78 72 65
All 30 and overb 12 23 28 33 34 36 28 28
Mean 24.4 26.8 27.8 28.5 28.6 28.9 27.7 27.6
Standard error of the mean 0.33 0.28 0.33 0.26 0.22 0.23 0.27 0.12
Bases (weighted):
Men 264 312 328 372 297 215 130 1919
Women 262 321 337 384 313 232 180 2028
All adults 526 634 665 756 611 448 309 3948
Bases (unweighted):
Men 176 220 277 322 310 296 170 1771
Women 197 294 380 381 380 342 224 2198
All adults 373 514 657 703 690 638 394 3969

a 25 and over = overweight (including obese)
b 30 and over = obese

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