BMI: adult mean body mass index in Scotland 1995-2018, by gender

This statistic displays individual's body mass index in Scotland from 1995 to 2018, by gender. In the year 2018, the mean body mass index for men was 27.6 kilograms per meter squared and the mean body mass index for women was 27.8 kilograms per meter squared. The mean BMI in Scotland for both genders has been generally increasing since 1995.

Mean body mass index (BMI) of adults in Scotland from 1995 to 2018, by gender

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

January to December 2018

Number of respondents

3,743*

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

CAPI interview, questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (1995)=7,757, n (1998)=7,245, n (2003)=5,478, n (2008)=4,495, n (2009)=5,151, n (2010)=4,922, n (2011)=4,991, n (2012)=3,346, n (2013)=3,336, n (2014)=3,190, n (2015)=3,278, n(2016)=3,542, n(2017)= 2,973.
The source provides the following information:
25 and over is overweight/obese/morbidly obese.
BMI = kilograms per meter squared

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