The Scottish Health Survey: Topic Report: Older People's Health

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Table 3.2 Adult body mass index ( BMI), 2008, 2009 and 2010 combined, by age and sex

Aged 16 and over with both valid height and weight measurements2008, 2009 and 2010 combined
BMI (kg/m 2)AgeTotal 65+
16-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485+
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Men
Less than 18.52-11111
18.5 to less than 2532212022273422
25 to less than 3040444647535147
30 to less than 4025333229191429
40+12210-1
All 25 and over a66797977726577
All 30 and over b26353330191430
Mean27.328.728.528.127.226.328.2
Standard error of the mean0.080.190.200.220.260.320.11
Women
Less than 18.52112422
18.5 to less than 2538242826323428
25 to less than 3032393838384239
30 to less than 4023333030242130
40+4324212
All 25 and over a59757172646471
All 30 and over b27363234262232
Mean27.328.628.228.427.126.828.1
Standard error of the mean0.080.210.220.270.310.430.12
All adults
Less than 18.52111321
18.5 to less than 2535232425303425
25 to less than 3036414242444542
30 to less than 4024333130221930
40+3222102
All 25 and over a63777574676574
All 30 and over b27353332231931
Mean27.328.628.328.227.126.628.1
Standard error of the mean0.060.140.160.190.220.290.09
Bases (weighted):
Men7325504434303159831483
Women72425564883952541411835
All adults1456710609226994132233318
Bases (unweighted):
Men59496885694052151191996
Women75247176344642951612271
All adults13473140512038695102804267

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