Table 7.5 Adult WEMWBS mean scores (age-standardised), 2017/2018 combined, by BMI categories and sex

Base: Aged 16 and over with a valid height and weight measurement 2017/2018 combined
BMI (kg/m2) WEMWBS Mean Score WEMWBS SE WEMWBS Standard Deviation Unweighted Bases Weighted Bases
Men Less than 18.5 48.2 1.50 7.47 34 54
18.5 to less than 25a 49.7 0.39 8.84 733 928
25 to less than 30 50.3 0.41 8.47 1131 1246
30 to less than 40 49.2 0.43 9.11 752 776
40 and over 47.7 1.38 8.36 61 52
All 25 and overb 49.8 0.29 8.72 1944 2082
All 30 and overc 49.1 0.42 9.08 813 836
Women Less than 18.5 49.9 1.94 9.72 55 62
18.5 to less than 25a 50.9 0.30 8.69 1154 1107
25 to less than 30 50.2 0.27 8.37 1193 1049
30 to less than 40 48.5 0.39 9.28 906 788
40 and over 47.7 0.92 9.05 157 144
All 25 and overb 49.3 0.22 8.81 2256 1981
All 30 and overc 48.3 0.35 9.24 1063 932
All adults Less than 18.5 49.1 1.28 8.75 89 116
18.5 to less than 25a 50.3 0.24 8.77 1887 2035
25 to less than 30 50.2 0.26 8.42 2324 2295
30 to less than 40 48.8 0.30 9.20 1658 1564
40 and over 47.7 0.79 8.85 218 196
All 25 and overb 49.6 0.19 8.77 4200 4062
All 30 and overc 48.7 0.28 9.17 1876 1768

a 18.5 to less than 25 = healthy weight
b 25 and over = overweight (including obese)
b 30 and over = obese
Age-standardisation has been carried out using 2017 mid-year population estimates for private households in Scotland. Please see the technical report for more information.


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