Adult body mass index in Scotland 2018, by gender

This statistic displays the share of individual's body mass index in Scotland in 2018, by gender. In this year, 27 percent of men and 30 percent of women in Scotland had a body mass index of 30 or more kilograms per meter squared. A BMI of 30 or over indicates an individual is obese/ morbidly obese.

Distribution of adult body mass index in Scotland in 2018, by gender

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Release date

September 2019


United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

January to December 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

CAPI interview, questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men)=1,859, n (women)=1,884
The source provides the following information:
- BMI 25 and over is overweight/obese/morbidly obese.
- 30 and over is obese/morbidly obese.
- BMI 40 and over is morbidly obese.

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