Table 7.1: Mean adult BMI, prevalence of overweight and obesity, 2003 to 2018

Base: Aged 16 and over with valid height and weight measurements 2003 - 2018
BMI (kg/m2) 2003 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
% % % % % % % % % % % %
Men 25 and overa 65 68 68 68 69 68 69 69 67 68 67 68
30 and overb 22 26 28 27 28 27 26 26 28 29 27 27
40 and overc 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
Mean BMI Mean 27.0 27.3 27.6 27.5 27.6 27.4 27.5 27.5 27.7 27.7 27.6 27.6
SE of the mean 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.12 0.14 0.14 0.17 0.15 0.17 0.19 0.17
Standard deviation 4.79 4.85 5.02 5.09 4.94 4.86 4.88 4.91 5.09 5.30 5.11 5.29
Women 25 and overa 60 62 61 62 60 60 61 61 62 61 63 63
30 and overb 26 27 28 29 28 28 30 29 30 29 30 30
40 and overc 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5
Mean BMI Mean 27.2 27.4 27.4 27.6 27.5 27.4 27.6 27.6 27.5 27.7 27.8 27.8
SE of the mean 0.12 0.13 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.14 0.17 0.16 0.15 0.18 0.19 0.17
Standard deviation 5.79 5.87 5.89 5.85 6.03 5.78 6.06 5.98 5.85 6.21 6.06 6.10
All adults 25 and overa 62 65 65 65 64 64 65 65 65 65 65 65
30 and overb 24 27 28 28 28 27 28 28 29 29 29 28
40 and overc 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3
Mean BMI Mean 27.1 27.4 27.5 27.5 27.5 27.4 27.5 27.6 27.6 27.7 27.7 27.7
SE of the mean 0.09 0.10 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.11 0.13 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.15 0.13
Standard deviation 5.33 5.40 5.47 5.48 5.52 5.34 5.51 5.48 5.48 5.78 5.62 5.71
Bases Unweighted bases Men 3016 2457 2843 2674 2745 1876 1844 1771 1863 1603 1281 1649
Women 3684 3020 3456 3327 3389 2221 2288 2198 2187 1980 1669 2076
All adults 6700 5477 6299 6001 6134 4097 4132 3969 4050 3583 2950 3725
Weighted bases Men 3217 2692 3161 2992 3003 2048 2027 1919 2043 1745 1444 1859
Women 3458 2829 3214 3046 3100 2063 2104 2028 2075 1796 1528 1884
All adults 6675 5521 6375 6038 6103 4110 4130 3948 4118 3542 2973 3743

a 25 and over = overweight (including obese)
b 30 and over = obese
c 40 and over = morbidly obese


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