Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

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Appendix E-2.16: Body Mass Index (BMI), 2009-20121,2,3, Adults 20 y and over, age adjusted

Body Mass Index (BMI) category
Group Sample size BMI<18.5 (%) SE 18.5≤BMI<25 (%) SE 25≤BMI<30 (%) SE BMI≥30 (%) SE
20 y and over 11107 1.8 0.2 29.6 0.9 33.3 0.8 35.3 0.8
20 y and over Men 5474 0.9 0.1 26.5 1.1 38.1 0.9 34.5 1.1
20 y and over Women 5633 2.6 0.3 32.6 1 28.8 1.1 36 1
20-39 y 3765 2.2 0.2 36.8 1.8 29.5 1.2 31.5 1.3
40-59 y 3732 1.5 0.3 24.5 1 35.9 1.2 38 1
≥60 y 3610 1.4 0.2 25.4 1.1 35.7 1.1 37.5 1.3
Non-Hispanic white4 4741 1.8 0.2 31.2 1.2 33.5 1.1 33.4 1.1
Non-Hispanic black4 2438 1.9 0.3 21.7 0.9 27.7 1.1 48.7 1.4
Hispanic4 2719 0.7 0.2 21 1 37.5 1.2 40.8 1.2
Men, Non-Hispanic white4 2356 0.6 0.2 26.7 1.5 38.4 1.1 34.3 1.3
Men, Non-Hispanic black4 1199 1.9 0.4 28.5 1.1 31.7 1.5 37.9 1.5
Men, Hispanic4 1317 ** - 19.4 1.4 41.5 1.5 38.5 1.5
Women, Non-Hispanic white4 2385 3 0.5 35.7 1.4 28.8 1.7 32.5 1.5
Women, Non-Hispanic black4 1239 1.9 0.4 16.2 1.2 24.5 1.4 57.5 1.7
Women, Hispanic4 1402 *0.8 0.2 22.7 1.1 33.5 1.4 43 1.5

1 Body mass index (BMI) was calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared rounded to one decimal place.

2 Estimates age-adjusted to the year 2000 standard population using 3 age groups: 20–39 yrs, 40–59 yrs, and 60 yrs and over, and weighted.

3 All pregnant women excluded from analysis.

4 Participants with a race-Hispanic origin categorized as “other” are included in overall estimates but are not separately reported.

NOTES: SE, standard error; * Relative Standard Error >30 but less than 40; ** Relative Standard Error>40; - Data not available.

DATA SOURCE: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2009-2012.
Prepared by the Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.