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Measured body mass index, Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition, 2015

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Released: 2017-08-01

Results from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition were previously released on June 20, 2017. Today's release makes available four additional CANSIM tables on the body mass index of children, youth and adults. These tables are based on the height and weight of respondents as measured in the 2004 and the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition.

Estimates using the Cole and the World Health Organization classifications are presented by age group and sex for Canada and the provinces.

Data collected from this survey will permit better understanding of childhood, youth and adult obesity rates through analyses looking at the relationship between body mass index, dietary intake, physical activity, and screen time.

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