Body mass index, changes between 1994/1995 and 2006/2007, 2008/2009 and 2010/2011, by sex
|Increased body mass index compared to 1994/1995|
|Same body mass index compared to 1994/1995|
|Decreased body mass index compared to 1994/1995|
- Canadian household population in the ten provinces, aged 18 to 56 who reported their height and weight. Population and age are based on the first survey cycle in 1994/1995.
- Body mass index (BMI) is calculated by dividing a person's body weight (in kilograms) by his/her height (in metres) squared.
- This table is based on the set of respondents who have provided a response in 1994/1995, 2006/2007, 2008/2009 and 2010/2011 for the National Population Health Survey. This longitudinal survey involves surveying the same group of people every two years. The results of this table show changes and not a snapshot at a point in time.
Sources: Statistics Canada, CANSIM, table 104-7030.
Last modified: 2012-09-12.
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