Body mass index of individuals in Ireland in 2015

This statistic displays the body mass index (BMI) of individuals in Ireland in 2015, by gender. Of respondents, 44 percent of women and 31 percent of men were a normal weight in 2015.

Distribution of the body mass index of individuals in Ireland in 2015, by gender

Men Women
Normal weight31%44%
Overweight43%31%
Obese25%22%
Underweight1%3%
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Source

Release date

October 2015

Region

Ireland

Survey time period

November 2014 to August 2015

Number of respondents

7,539 respondents

Age group

15 years and over

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

The source provides the following information: BMI is calculated by dividing weight (in kilograms) by height (in metres) squared. A score of over 25 is overweight, with scores of 30 or higher considered obese.

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