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Publication - Statistics Publication

Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report

Published: 20 Sep 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786524614

Findings and trends of the Scottish Health Survey 2015, providing information on the health of people living in Scotland.

Contents
Scottish Health Survey 2015 volume one: main report
Table 8.2 Adult BMI, 2015, by age and sex

Table 8.2 Adult BMI, 2015, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with valid height and weight measurements 2015
BMI (kg/m2) Age Total
16-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+
% % % % % % % %
Men
Less than 18.5 1 0 - 0 1 1 - 1
18.5 to less than 25 61 38 29 27 20 17 30 32
25 to less than 30 25 39 42 39 39 48 48 39
30 to less than 40 12 22 28 29 35 31 22 26
40+ 1 0 1 4 5 3 0 2
All 25 and over a 38 62 71 72 79 82 70 67
All 30 and over b 13 22 29 33 40 33 22 28
Mean 24.8 26.8 27.9 28.5 29.4 28.8 27.6 27.7
Standard error of the mean 0.44 0.33 0.34 0.34 0.32 0.30 0.35 0.15
Women
Less than 18.5 4 1 2 1 2 3 3 2
18.5 to less than 25 50 52 38 29 30 31 22 36
25 to less than 30 26 23 29 36 36 33 46 32
30 to less than 40 18 21 29 29 30 31 27 27
40+ 1 2 3 5 3 3 2 3
All 25 and over a 46 47 60 71 69 66 75 62
All 30 and over b 20 23 31 34 33 34 29 30
Mean 25.4 26.5 27.5 28.6 28.2 28.2 27.7 27.5
Standard error of the mean 0.49 0.42 0.32 0.36 0.35 0.32 0.34 0.15
All adults
All 25 and over a 42 54 66 71 74 74 73 65
All 30 and over b 16 23 30 34 37 33 26 29
Mean 25.1 26.7 27.7 28.5 28.8 28.5 27.7 27.6
Standard error of the mean 0.33 0.27 0.23 0.25 0.25 0.23 0.25 0.12
Bases (weighted):
Men 297 347 331 362 322 248 137 2043
Women 250 329 326 384 331 265 190 2075
All adults 547 676 657 745 653 513 326 4118
Bases (unweighted):
Men 166 213 275 323 346 338 202 1863
Women 160 280 321 397 406 376 247 2187
All adults 326 493 596 720 752 714 449 4050

a 25 and over = overweight (including obese)
b 30 and over = obese


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