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ARCHIVED - Map of Obesity According to Measured Body Mass Index (BMI) in Adults in Canada (both males and females)

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(Definition of Indicator)

Percentage of Adults with an Obese Body Mass Index, Canada (both males and females)

Please Note: The CCHS 2.2 does not include data from the Northwest Territories, Yukon Territory or Nunavut. However, the target population covered by the survey represents approximately 98% of the population of the 10 provinces and is thus considered a national survey.

Measured body mass index - percentage of adults who are obese (both males and females)

Province Estimate
Newfoundland & Labrador 34.7
Prince Edward Island 26.8
Nova Scotia 24.6
New Brunswick 29.1
Quebec 21.9
Ontario 22.6
Manitoba 28.1
Saskatchewan 30.6
Alberta 25.2
British Columbia 19.3
All of Canada 23.1

Download these data as a Microsoft Excel file. The Excel file also contains a confidence interval and coefficient of variation for each estimate. This information contributes to a better understanding of the estimates.

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For help interpreting these data, please see the Canadian Community Health Survey Cycle 2.2, Nutrition (2004): A Guide to Accessing and Interpreting the Data.

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