Youth body mass index (BMI)

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Note: BMI is calculated from weight and height collected from respondents. In 2005 and 2008 both self-reported and measured methods were used in the Canadian Community Health Survey. Results obtained from comparing these two methods have shown that, for adolescents aged 12 to 17, reported height tends to be overestimated, and reported weight underestimated.

Definition
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Description for the Health Indicator thematic maps

Data Tables

Body mass index, overweight or obese, self-reported, youth, by sex
Body mass index, overweight or obese, self-reported, youth, by sex, provinces and territories

Self-reported, Canada, provinces, territories, health regions and peer groups

Annual Estimates:
These estimates present the most up-to-date population health characteristics and will be updated yearly.

By age group and sex (number, percent and confidence intervals)
Most recent data available

Two-year period estimates:
The two-year combined data are less current than annual estimates, but have higher precision (less variability).

By age group and sex (number, percent and confidence intervals) Most recent data available

 

Measured youth body mass index (BMI), by age group and sex, household population aged 12 to 17 excluding pregnant females, Canada (excluding territories)

Number, percent and confidence intervals, 2008 and 2005