Publication - Statistics

Scottish Health Survey 2016 - volume 1: main report

Published: 3 Oct 2017
Directorate:
Population Health Directorate
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781788512763

Statistics relating to the health of people living in Scotland.

Scottish Health Survey 2016 - volume 1: main report
Table 5.2 Adult BMI, 2016, by age and sex

Table 5.2 Adult BMI, 2016, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with valid height and weight measurements 2016
BMI (kg/m2) Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+

% % % % % % % %
Men
Less than 18.5 6 2 1 2 1 0 2 2
18.5 to less than 25 53 35 28 23 25 15 29 30
25 to less than 30 31 34 43 43 39 44 48 40
30 to less than 40 8 25 25 29 33 35 20 26
40+ 2 4 2 3 2 6 2 3
All 25 and overa 41 63 71 75 75 85 70 68
All 30 and overb 10 29 27 32 36 41 22 29
Mean 24.4 27.7 27.5 28.2 28.4 29.7 27.5 27.7
Standard error of the mean 0.50 0.52 0.32 0.34 0.27 0.37 0.38 0.17
Women
Less than 18.5 3 2 0 1 2 1 2 2
18.5 to less than 25 58 45 41 32 31 26 28 37
25 to less than 30 21 26 27 33 40 41 39 32
30 to less than 40 17 22 23 30 23 28 30 25
40+ 1 6 8 5 4 4 1 4
All 25 and overa 39 53 58 67 67 73 70 61
All 30 and overb 18 27 31 34 27 32 31 29
Mean 25.1 27.4 27.9 28.6 28.0 28.4 27.8 27.7
Standard error of the mean 0.55 0.47 0.47 0.38 0.33 0.36 0.37 0.18
All adults
All 25 and overa 40 58 64 71 71 78 70 65
All 30 and overb 14 28 29 33 31 36 27 29
Mean 24.8 27.5 27.7 28.4 28.2 29.0 27.7 27.7
Standard error of the mean 0.38 0.36 0.29 0.27 0.21 0.27 0.27 0.13
Bases (weighted):
Men 237 298 278 326 278 203 126 1745
Women 220 281 279 349 280 233 154 1796
All adults 457 579 557 674 558 436 280 3542
Bases (unweighted):
Men 139 188 238 293 311 275 159 1603
Women 161 266 293 383 357 329 191 1980
All adults 300 454 531 676 668 604 350 3583

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


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