Adult body mass index distribution in Scotland 2018, by gender

This statistic displays the distribution of adults body mass index in Scotland in 2018, by gender. In this year, 30 percent of men and 35 percent of women had a body mass index between 18.5 and 25, which is considered a normal weight.

Distribution of adult body mass index (BMI) 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 years and older

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.
BMI = kilograms per meter squared

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