2.4.10. Distribution of population by nutrition based on body mass index (BMI)*

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Denomination 2009 2014 2019
Underweight Normal weight Overweight Obese Underweight Normal weight Overweight Obese Underweight Normal weight Overweight Obese
Sex
Men 2.0 38.7 38.6 20.8 2.0 37.2 39.4 21.4 1.4 33.4 40.1 25.1
Women 5.7 45.5 30.4 18.4 4.7 47.6 27.8 19.9 3.9 44.2 29.2 22.7
Age group, years
15–17 25.1 62.6 10.8 1.6 19.6 63.3 13.1 3.9 19.1 65.1 8.6 7.2
18–34 7.1 61.5 22.5 8.9 6.7 61.8 21.9 9.5 3.5 57.2 26.3 13.0
35–64 1.8 34.9 39.4 23.9 1.7 36.6 37.0 24.8 2.0 34.5 36.2 27.3
65– 1.7 30.9 41.3 26.1 1.0 31.3 41.2 26.5 1.0 26.6 42.5 29.9
Educational attainment
Maximum 8 grades of primary education 6.2 40.6 30.1 23.2 5.9 42.7 28.8 22.6 6.1 39.8 29.7 24.4
Without G. C. E 1.9 35.8 40.4 21.9 2.2 34.9 38.0 24.9 1.5 29.4 38.4 30.7
G. C. E 3.9 44.8 34.4 16.9 2.8 46.2 32.2 18.8 2.1 40.5 34.0 23.5
Tertiary education 3.7 51.4 30.6 14.3 3.1 47.9 33.6 15.3 1.9 45.6 35.0 17.5
Region
Budapest .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 2.9 46.0 32.3 18.8
Pest .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 2.2 40.9 32.5 24.5
Central Hungary 3.5 46.2 32.1 18.2 3.3 47.0 31.1 18.5 .. .. .. ..
Central Transdanubia 3.9 44.2 35.5 16.4 2.2 43.2 36.8 17.8 2.3 37.1 35.0 25.6
Western Transdanubia 2.9 42.3 35.7 19.2 2.9 43.3 35.1 18.7 2.2 38.6 37.4 21.7
Southern Transdanubia 4.2 42.5 34.6 18.8 4.6 42.1 32.2 21.0 3.1 36.2 34.6 26.1
Northern Hungary 4.0 39.1 33.8 23.1 4.0 38.8 34.3 22.8 3.2 34.7 36.6 25.5
Northern Great Plain 4.6 40.0 35.4 20.1 4.0 37.7 34.6 23.6 3.1 36.4 34.9 25.6
Southern Great Plain 4.9 37.7 35.6 21.9 3.0 41.4 32.1 23.5 2.6 38.6 33.3 25.5
Altogether 4.0 42.3 34.2 19.5 3.4 42.7 33.3 20.6 2.7 39.1 34.3 23.9
*According to the WHO definition, underweight: BMI <18.5 kg / m², normal weight: 18.5 kg / m² = <BMI <25 kg / m², overweight: 25 kg / m² = <BMI <30 kg / m², obese: 30 kg / m² = <BMI. Source: European Health Interview Survey 2009, 2014, 2019.  Preliminary data 

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