Health » Physical activity and body mass index: Frequency of exercise and body mass index of young (16–26 y. o.) people by gender and nationality

The frequency of exercises at least half an hour long during free time among young (16–26 y. o.) people and their body mass index.

Body mass index (BMI) – is calculated by dividing the body weight in kilograms (kg) by height in meters (m) squared. Pregnant women were asked to indicate their weight before pregnancy.
Underweight: BMI < 18,5
Normal weight: BMI = 18,5 - 24,9
Overweight: BMI = 25,0 - 29,9
Obesity: BMI >/= 30,0

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: year, age group, gender, frequency of exercise, body mass index, nationality

Source: National Institute for Health Development, Health Behavior among Estonian Adult Population

Year
Gender Age group (health) Nationality (health) Frequency of exercise, body mass index 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Males and females 16-26 Estonian Once a week or less 54,5 47,9 51,2 47,1 42,8
Males and females 16-26 Estonian 2 or more times a week 45,5 52,1 48,8 52,9 57,2
Males and females 16-26 Estonian Underweight (<18,5) 9,5 4,8 8,6 5,7 8
Males and females 16-26 Estonian Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 72,6 74,7 71,4 72,6 68,8
Males and females 16-26 Estonian Overweight (25,0-29,9) 14,7 15,3 15,3 17,7 15,6
Males and females 16-26 Estonian Obesity (>=30,0) 3,2 5,2 4,7 4,1 7,7
Males and females 16-26 Non-estonian Once a week or less 59,4 60,9 56,3 58,3 44,4
Males and females 16-26 Non-estonian 2 or more times a week 40,6 39,1 43,7 41,7 55,6
Males and females 16-26 Non-estonian Underweight (<18,5) 10,9 11,4 11,3 6,8 7,5
Males and females 16-26 Non-estonian Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 68,5 73,9 71,3 70,1 67,5
Males and females 16-26 Non-estonian Overweight (25,0-29,9) 13,6 12,5 15,3 18 21,3
Males and females 16-26 Non-estonian Obesity (>=30,0) 7,1 2,3 2 5,1 3,8
Male 16-26 Estonian Once a week or less 48,6 43,8 44,5 45,3 46,9
Male 16-26 Estonian 2 or more times a week 51,4 56,2 55,5 54,7 53,2
Male 16-26 Estonian Underweight (<18,5) 3,9 1,3 2,7 2,7 2,7
Male 16-26 Estonian Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 70,4 70,5 72,9 70,8 65,1
Male 16-26 Estonian Overweight (25,0-29,9) 20,4 21,8 19 23 22,6
Male 16-26 Estonian Obesity (>=30,0) 5,3 6,4 5,4 3,5 9,6
Male 16-26 Non-estonian Once a week or less 53 56,5 41,8 50,8 34,3
Male 16-26 Non-estonian 2 or more times a week 47 43,6 58,2 49,2 65,7
Male 16-26 Non-estonian Underweight (<18,5) 1,2 3,2 4,4 6,6 5,9
Male 16-26 Non-estonian Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 72,9 80,7 73,5 60,7 58,8
Male 16-26 Non-estonian Overweight (25,0-29,9) 16,5 12,9 19,1 26,2 29,4
Male 16-26 Non-estonian Obesity (>=30,0) 9,4 3,2 2,9 6,6 5,9
Female 16-26 Estonian Once a week or less 59,4 51,3 56,3 48,9 39,9
Female 16-26 Estonian 2 or more times a week 40,6 48,8 43,8 51,1 60,1
Female 16-26 Estonian Underweight (<18,5) 14 7,8 13,1 8,6 11,7
Female 16-26 Estonian Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 74,4 78,1 70,3 74,3 71,4
Female 16-26 Estonian Overweight (25,0-29,9) 10,1 9,9 12,4 12,5 10,7
Female 16-26 Estonian Obesity (>=30,0) 1,6 4,2 4,1 4,7 6,3
Female 16-26 Non-estonian Once a week or less 65 63,4 67,9 66,1 52,2
Female 16-26 Non-estonian 2 or more times a week 35,1 36,6 32,1 33,9 47,8
Female 16-26 Non-estonian Underweight (<18,5) 19,2 15,8 17,1 7,1 8,7
Female 16-26 Non-estonian Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 64,7 70,2 69,5 80,4 73,9
Female 16-26 Non-estonian Overweight (25,0-29,9) 11,1 12,3 12,2 8,9 15,2
Female 16-26 Non-estonian Obesity (>=30,0) 5,1 1,8 1,2 3,6 2,2