Body mass index (BMI) of individuals in Turkey in 2016, by gender

This statistic displays the body mass index distribution of individuals in Turkey in 2016, by gender. In 2016, approximately 44 percent and 40 percent of men and women respectively were classed as being normal weight.

Distribution of the body mass index (BMI) of individuals in Turkey in 2016, by gender

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Source

Release date

May 2017

Region

Turkey

Survey time period

2016

Number of respondents

23,606 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

Figures may not add up to 100 due to rounding

Body mass index is calculated by dividing weight (kg) by the square of height in meters.
Underweight: BMI< 18.50
Normal Weight: 18.50 ≤ BMI< 25.00
Overweight: 25.00 ≤ BMI< 30.00
Obese: BMI ≥ 30.00

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