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Share of underweight female adults based on BMI Japan 2018, by age group

According to a survey conducted in November 2019, around 30 percent of female respondents in Japan aged 15 to 19 years were classified as underweight according to the body mass index (BMI) classifications. In contrast, only around eight percent of women in the age group 70 years and older were underweight.

Share of female adults classified as underweight according to the body mass index (BMI) in Japan as of November 2018, by age group

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

November 2018

Number of respondents

2,875 respondents

Age group

20 years and older

Special properties

excluding women who were pregnant

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

According to the source, people classified as underweight had a Body Mass Index (BMI) < 18.5 kg/m².

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