Concept selected: Body Mass Index (BMI)
DefinitionRelationship between the weight of the individual (in kilograms) and the square of the height (in metres).
NotesFrom this index, the population aged 18 and over years old and over is defined as follows:
-Underweight (BMI < 18.5 kg/m2).
-Normal weight (18.5 kg/m2 <= BMI < 25 kg/m2).
-Overweight (25 kg/m2 <= BMI < 30 kg/m2).
-Obesity (BMI >= 30 kg/m2).
For the population aged 2 and 17 years old, there are specific cut points.
SourceNational Health Survey. Methodology
Statistical operations(enlaces al Inventario de Operaciones Estadísticas)
- 30456 - Women and Men in Spain
- 30471 - Living Quality Indicators (in project phase)
- 54009 - National Health Survey (NHS)
- 54088 - European Health Survey
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