BMI: Body mass index status in England 2018, by gender

This statistic displays the body mass index status of adults in England in 2018, by gender. In this year, 41 percent of men and 30 percent of women were overweight, while 26 percent of men and 29 percent of women were obese(including morbidly obese).

Distribution of body mass index (BMI) status in England 2018, by gender

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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

2018

Number of respondents

6,690*

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (men) = 3,297; n (women) = 3,393.
The source provides the following information:
Underweight: less than 18.5 kilograms per meter squared.
Normal weight: 18.5 to less than 25 kilograms per meter squared.
Overweight: 25 to less than 30 kilograms per meter squared.
Obese, excluding morbidly obese: 30 to less than 40 kilograms per meter squared.
Morbidly obese: 40 kilograms per meter squared or more.

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