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Distribution of body mass index in Sweden 2018-2019

Almost half of adults in Sweden (20 years and older), were in normal weight, reaching a share of 46.8 percent. Normal weight is defined as a BMI between 18.5 and 24.9. The second largest group were overweight, and had a BMI of between 25 to 29.9, and comprised 37 percent.

Distribution of body mass index (BMI) in Sweden from 2018 to 2019

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

Sweden

Survey time period

2018 to 2019

Age group

20 years and older

Supplementary notes

The statistic is based on a survey where the following questions were asked: "How tall are you?" and "How much do you weigh?". Between 12,000 and 13,000 persons were interviewed over a one year period. According to the survey results, the BMI was calculated.

The source adds the following information: "BMI is calculated as the ratio between body weight (in kilograms) and the squared body height (in meters): (Weight/(height*height))."

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