Mean adult waist circumference in Scotland 1995-2018, by gender

This statistic displays the mean waist circumference of individuals in Scotland from 1995 to 2018, by gender. In the year 2017/18, men had a waist circumference of 99.7 centimeters and women had a waist circumference of 93.8 centimeters.

Mean adult waist circumference in Scotland from 1995 to 2018, by gender

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

January to December 2018

Number of respondents

2,005*

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., n(2016/17)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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