Age distribution of individuals in Ireland in 2016/2017, by body mass index (BMI)*
Age distribution of individuals Ireland 2017, by BMI
This statistic displays the results of a survey about the age distribution of individuals in Ireland in 2016/2017, by body mass index (BMI). In 2016/2017, it was found that 63 percent of the respondents between 15 and 24 years are with normal weight.
Age distribution of individuals in Ireland in 2016/2017, by body mass index (BMI)*
ObeseOverweightNormal weightUnderweight
15-24 year olds9%22%63%7%
25-34 year olds15%38%45%-
35-44 year olds22%40%37%-
45-54 year olds29%46%25%-
55-64 year olds32%44%24%-
65-74 year olds33%43%23%-
75+ year olds30%43%25%2%
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Source

Release date

October 2017

Region

Ireland

Survey time period

September 2016 to May 2017

Number of respondents

7,487 respondents

Age group

15 years and over

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

* The source adds the following information: "Body mass index (BMI) is a standardised measure used to estimate whether or not someone is underweight, normal weight, overweight or obese. It 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."

Age distribution of individuals Ireland 2017, by BMI
This statistic displays the results of a survey about the age distribution of individuals in Ireland in 2016/2017, by body mass index (BMI). In 2016/2017, it was found that 63 percent of the respondents between 15 and 24 years are with normal weight.
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