Prevalence of suboptimal health benefit ratings for body mass index and waist circumference, by sex and age group, population aged 20 to 59, Canada, 1981 and 2012/2013
|20 to 39 years||40 to 59 years||20 to 39 years||40 to 59 years|
|Body mass index (% obese)||4||13||24Note E: Use with caution||29|
|Waist circumference (% high risk)||6||18||44||49|
|Body mass index (% obese)||7||12||19||31|
|Waist circumference (% high risk)||5||15||22||42|
E use with caution
Notes: BMI is based on measured height and weight. Pregnant women were excluded from these estimates.
Source: Shields M et al. Fitness of Canadian adults: Results from the 2007-2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey. Health Reports 2010; 21 (1): 1-16; and Statistics Canada, 2012-2013 Canadian Health Measures Survey, custom tabulation.
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