BMI among seniors South Korea 2017

This statistic displays the results of survey on the body mass index (BMI) of elderly people in South Korea in 2017. According to the survey, 66.4 percent of respondents were found to be normal on the BMI scale of 18.5 to 25, whereas only four percent of respondents were considered to be underweight with a BMI of less than 18.5.

Share of body mass index (BMI) among elderly people in South Korea in 2017*

Status/BMI scaleShare of respondents
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Release date

May 2018


South Korea

Survey time period

June 12 to August 28, 2017

Number of respondents

10,062 respondents

Age group

65 years and older

Method of interview

Face-to-face interview

Supplementary notes

*Body mass index (BMI) is a indicator of body fat levels that is calculated from a person's height and weight. It is calculated by dividing weight (kilograms) by the square of height (meters).

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