Mean adult waist circumference in Scotland 1995-2017, by gender

This statistic displays the mean waist circumference of individuals in Scotland from 1995 to 2017, by gender. In the year 2016/17, men had a waist circumference of 98.8 centimeters and women had a waist circumference of 94.1 centimeters.

Mean adult waist circumference in Scotland from 1995 to 2017, by gender

MenWomen
199590.278.5
199891.880.9
200394.284.9
2008/0995.387.2
2010/1195.187.9
2012/1396.288.7
2014/1597.288.4
2015/1698.693.4
2016/1798.894.1
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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

January to December 2017

Number of respondents

1,778*

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

CAPI interview, questionnaire

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (1995)=6,755, n (1998)=6,390, n (2003)=4,176, n (2008/09)=1,763, n (2010/11)=1,572, n (2012/13)=1,703, n (2014/15)=1,659, n(2015/16)=1,778.
The source provides the following information:
A raised waist circumference is more than 102 centimeters for men and more than 88 centimeters for women. These are equivalent to 102.75 centimeters and 91.35 centimeters using the interviewer measures.

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