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Table 8.2 Adult BMI, 2017, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with valid height and weight measurements 2017
BMI (kg/m2) Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Less than 18.5 6 1 - - 1 - 0 1
18.5 to less than 25c 60 44 27 18 20 17 25 31
25 to less than 30 22 36 48 45 43 46 41 40
30 to less than 40 11 16 22 35 34 34 33 25
40+ - 2 2 2 2 3 1 2
All 25 and overa 33 54 73 82 79 83 75 67
All 30 and overb 11 18 25 36 36 37 34 27
Mean 24.2 26.4 27.9 28.7 29.1 29.1 28.4 27.6
Standard error of the mean 0.49 0.44 0.41 0.38 0.33 0.32 0.43 0.19
Women
Less than 18.5 9 2 0 0 2 - 1 2
18.5 to less than 25c 53 43 33 28 26 27 35 35
25 to less than 30 22 31 30 37 36 36 40 33
30 to less than 40 14 20 30 28 31 33 23 26
40+ 3 4 6 6 6 3 1 4
All 25 and overa 38 55 66 71 72 73 64 63
All 30 and overb 16 24 36 34 36 37 24 30
Mean 25.0 26.9 28.7 28.8 28.7 29.0 27.2 27.8
Standard error of the mean 0.55 0.45 0.47 0.37 0.41 0.36 0.37 0.19
All adults
All 25 and overa 36 55 70 76 75 78 68 65
All 30 and overb 14 21 31 35 36 37 28 29
18.5 to less than 25c 57 44 30 24 24 22 31 33
Mean 24.6 26.6 28.3 28.8 28.9 29.0 27.7 27.7
Standard error of the mean 0.38 0.31 0.33 0.27 0.28 0.26 0.29 0.15
Bases (weighted):
Men 221 254 221 256 212 177 104 1444
Women 208 240 233 273 230 197 147 1528
All adults 429 494 454 529 442 373 251 2973
Bases (unweighted):
Men 117 190 167 191 249 228 139 1281
Women 138 227 266 285 304 276 173 1669
All adults 255 417 433 476 553 504 312 2950

a 25 and over = overweight (including obese)
b 30 and over = obese
c 18.5 to less than 25 = healthy weight


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