Scotland: BMI distribution of women during pregnancy 2015-2018

This statistic displays the body mass index (BMI) distribution of pregnant women in Scotland from 2015 to 2018. In 2018, approximately 23 percent of women who gave birth in Scotland were classed as obese.

Distribution of body mass index (BMI) of women during pregnancy in Scotland in 2015-2018

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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United Kingdom (Scotland)

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Provisional data.
BMI is taken at first antenatal booking.

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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