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

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 

According to the NUTS level 3, Estonia is divided as follows:
EE001 Northern Estonia Harju County
EE004 Western Estonia Hiiu, Lääne, Pärnu and Saare Counties
EE006 Central Estonia Järva, Lääne-Viru and Rapla Counties
EE007 Northeastern Estonia Ida-Viru County
EE008 Southern Estonia Jõgeva, Põlva, Tartu, Valga, Viljandi and Võru Counties

Unit: percent

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

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

Year
Gender Age group (health) Region (health) Frequency of exercise, body mass index 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Males and females 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Once a week or less 55,7 52,5 57,9 - -
Males and females 16-26 Harju and Rapla County 2 or more times a week 44,3 47,5 42,1 - -
Males and females 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Underweight (<18,5) 9,7 9,1 9,7 - -
Males and females 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 71,3 72,3 70,5 - -
Males and females 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Overweight (25,0-29,9) 15,1 14,7 16,3 - -
Males and females 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Obesity (>=30,0) 3,9 3,9 3,5 - -
Males and females 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Once a week or less 64,8 56 56,3 - -
Males and females 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county 2 or more times a week 35,2 44 43,8 - -
Males and females 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Underweight (<18,5) 6,3 7 13,4 - -
Males and females 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 72,1 77 62,9 - -
Males and females 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Overweight (25,0-29,9) 18,9 13 19,6 - -
Males and females 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Obesity (>=30,0) 2,7 3 4,1 - -
Males and females 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Once a week or less 52,4 46,3 49,5 - -
Males and females 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county 2 or more times a week 47,6 53,7 50,6 - -
Males and females 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Underweight (<18,5) 13,1 2,8 3,2 - -
Males and females 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 68,2 76,2 79,6 - -
Males and females 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Overweight (25,0-29,9) 11,2 16,5 11,8 - -
Males and females 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Obesity (>=30,0) 7,5 4,6 5,4 - -
Males and females 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Once a week or less 56,3 48,4 41,8 - -
Males and females 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County 2 or more times a week 43,7 51,6 58,2 - -
Males and females 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Underweight (<18,5) 12,3 3,8 8,8 - -
Males and females 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 69,6 77,5 74,4 - -
Males and females 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Overweight (25,0-29,9) 13 11,9 13,1 - -
Males and females 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Obesity (>=30,0) 5,1 6,9 3,8 - -
Males and females 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Once a week or less 38,2 53,9 54,7 - -
Males and females 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county 2 or more times a week 61,8 46,2 45,3 - -
Males and females 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Underweight (<18,5) 2,9 7,7 11,3 - -
Males and females 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 88,2 66,7 67,9 - -
Males and females 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Overweight (25,0-29,9) 8,8 23,1 15,1 - -
Males and females 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Obesity (>=30,0) 0 2,6 5,7 - -
Males and females 16-26 Central Estonia Once a week or less 57,65 50,54 56 48,33 44,2
Males and females 16-26 Central Estonia 2 or more times a week 42,35 49,46 44 51,67 55,8
Males and females 16-26 Central Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 9,3 4,17 10,81 3,23 7
Males and females 16-26 Central Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 69,77 68,75 71,62 82,26 58,1
Males and females 16-26 Central Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 16,28 19,79 14,86 9,68 20,9
Males and females 16-26 Central Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 4,65 7,29 2,7 4,84 14
Males and females 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Once a week or less 63,89 63,77 59,38 60 41,2
Males and females 16-26 Northeastern Estonia 2 or more times a week 36,11 36,23 40,63 40 58,8
Males and females 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 8 7,35 13,64 6,67 8,6
Males and females 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 73,33 83,82 63,64 61,67 62,9
Males and females 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 16 7,35 18,18 23,33 20
Males and females 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 2,67 1,47 4,55 8,33 8,6
Males and females 16-26 Southern Estonia Once a week or less 54,82 47,15 42,93 43,26 41
Males and females 16-26 Southern Estonia 2 or more times a week 45,18 52,85 57,07 56,74 59
Males and females 16-26 Southern Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 11,83 4,1 7,98 4,97 6,4
Males and females 16-26 Southern Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 69,23 76,41 75,53 70,72 72,8
Males and females 16-26 Southern Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 13,61 13,33 12,23 22,1 13,6
Males and females 16-26 Southern Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 5,33 6,15 4,26 2,21 7,2
Males and females 16-26 Western Estonia Once a week or less 46,43 49,4 50 52,94 49,2
Males and females 16-26 Western Estonia 2 or more times a week 53,57 50,6 50 47,06 50,8
Males and females 16-26 Western Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 9,3 3,66 7 8,57 7,9
Males and females 16-26 Western Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 76,74 75,61 71 71,43 61,9
Males and females 16-26 Western Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 9,3 15,85 16 14,29 22,2
Males and females 16-26 Western Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 4,65 4,88 6 5,71 7,9
Males and females 16-26 Northern Estonia Once a week or less 56,96 51,59 57,69 50,96 42,4
Males and females 16-26 Northern Estonia 2 or more times a week 43,04 48,41 42,31 49,04 57,6
Males and females 16-26 Northern Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 9,48 9,92 9,44 6,4 9
Males and females 16-26 Northern Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 71,12 72,22 70,39 73,4 71,7
Males and females 16-26 Northern Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 15,52 15,08 16,74 15,76 15,1
Males and females 16-26 Northern Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 3,88 2,78 3,43 4,43 4,2
Male 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Once a week or less 47,4 51,7 48,7 - -
Male 16-26 Harju and Rapla County 2 or more times a week 52,6 48,3 51,3 - -
Male 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Underweight (<18,5) 3,5 4,3 1,7 - -
Male 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 73,9 69,2 72,4 - -
Male 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Overweight (25,0-29,9) 19,1 21,4 19,8 - -
Male 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Obesity (>=30,0) 3,5 5,1 6 - -
Male 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Once a week or less 64 52,3 32,4 - -
Male 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county 2 or more times a week 36 47,7 67,7 - -
Male 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Underweight (<18,5) 0 0 8,3 - -
Male 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 70,6 81,4 66,7 - -
Male 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Overweight (25,0-29,9) 25,5 14 25 - -
Male 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Obesity (>=30,0) 3,9 4,7 0 - -
Male 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Once a week or less 37 43,2 46,2 - -
Male 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county 2 or more times a week 63 56,8 53,9 - -
Male 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Underweight (<18,5) 2,2 0 2,6 - -
Male 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 69,6 75,6 71,8 - -
Male 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Overweight (25,0-29,9) 13 15,6 18 - -
Male 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Obesity (>=30,0) 15,2 8,9 7,7 - -
Male 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Once a week or less 56,7 36,5 35,2 - -
Male 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County 2 or more times a week 43,3 63,5 64,8 - -
Male 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Underweight (<18,5) 6,6 0 2,8 - -
Male 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 62,3 72,4 76,4 - -
Male 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Overweight (25,0-29,9) 21,3 21,1 16,7 - -
Male 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Obesity (>=30,0) 9,8 6,6 4,2 - -
Male 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Once a week or less 36,8 46,7 57,7 - -
Male 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county 2 or more times a week 63,2 53,3 42,3 - -
Male 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Underweight (<18,5) 0 0 3,9 - -
Male 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 88,9 66,7 76,9 - -
Male 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Overweight (25,0-29,9) 11,1 33,3 15,4 - -
Male 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Obesity (>=30,0) 0 0 3,9 - -
Male 16-26 Central Estonia Once a week or less 54,55 43,9 53,33 44,83 52,4
Male 16-26 Central Estonia 2 or more times a week 45,45 56,1 46,67 55,17 47,6
Male 16-26 Central Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 4,55 0 10 0 4,8
Male 16-26 Central Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 68,18 69,05 66,67 83,33 47,6
Male 16-26 Central Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 18,18 21,43 20 13,33 23,8
Male 16-26 Central Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 9,09 9,52 3,33 3,33 23,8
Male 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Once a week or less 59,38 62,07 30,43 56,76 25
Male 16-26 Northeastern Estonia 2 or more times a week 40,63 37,93 69,57 43,24 75
Male 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 0 0 8 5,41 0
Male 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 75,76 92,86 68 54,05 58,8
Male 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 21,21 3,57 24 32,43 23,5
Male 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 3,03 3,57 0 8,11 17,7
Male 16-26 Southern Estonia Once a week or less 51,35 38,37 36,14 41,94 47,8
Male 16-26 Southern Estonia 2 or more times a week 48,65 61,63 63,86 58,06 52,2
Male 16-26 Southern Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 5,33 0 2,38 4,21 2,1
Male 16-26 Southern Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 64 71,59 77,38 67,37 70,2
Male 16-26 Southern Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 21,33 22,73 15,48 27,37 21,3
Male 16-26 Southern Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 9,33 5,68 4,76 1,05 6,4
Male 16-26 Western Estonia Once a week or less 37,5 42,86 52,17 52,78 56,7
Male 16-26 Western Estonia 2 or more times a week 62,5 57,14 47,83 47,22 43,3
Male 16-26 Western Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 0 0 2,17 5,26 3,3
Male 16-26 Western Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 79,49 74,29 71,74 68,42 63,3
Male 16-26 Western Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 10,26 17,14 19,57 18,42 26,7
Male 16-26 Western Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 10,26 8,57 6,52 7,89 6,7
Male 16-26 Northern Estonia Once a week or less 48,51 50,94 46,6 44,94 38,5
Male 16-26 Northern Estonia 2 or more times a week 51,49 49,06 53,4 55,06 61,5
Male 16-26 Northern Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 3 4,85 0,96 2,3 4,6
Male 16-26 Northern Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 73 68,93 73,08 71,26 66,2
Male 16-26 Northern Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 21 22,33 20,19 21,84 24,6
Male 16-26 Northern Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 3 3,88 5,77 4,6 4,6
Female 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Once a week or less 62,6 53,1 65,3 - -
Female 16-26 Harju and Rapla County 2 or more times a week 37,4 47 34,7 - -
Female 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Underweight (<18,5) 14,7 12,5 16,2 - -
Female 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 69,2 74,4 69 - -
Female 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Overweight (25,0-29,9) 11,9 10,1 13,4 - -
Female 16-26 Harju and Rapla County Obesity (>=30,0) 4,2 3 1,4 - -
Female 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Once a week or less 65,5 58,9 69,4 - -
Female 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county 2 or more times a week 34,5 41,1 30,7 - -
Female 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Underweight (<18,5) 11,7 12,3 16,4 - -
Female 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 73,3 73,7 60,7 - -
Female 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Overweight (25,0-29,9) 13,3 12,3 16,4 - -
Female 16-26 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county Obesity (>=30,0) 1,7 1,8 6,6 - -
Female 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Once a week or less 64,4 48,4 51,9 - -
Female 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county 2 or more times a week 35,6 51,6 48,1 - -
Female 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Underweight (<18,5) 21,3 4,7 3,7 - -
Female 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 67,2 76,6 85,2 - -
Female 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Overweight (25,0-29,9) 9,8 17,2 7,4 - -
Female 16-26 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county Obesity (>=30,0) 1,6 1,6 3,7 - -
Female 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Once a week or less 56 58,8 47,1 - -
Female 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County 2 or more times a week 44 41,2 52,9 - -
Female 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Underweight (<18,5) 16,9 7,1 13,6 - -
Female 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 75,3 82,1 72,7 - -
Female 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Overweight (25,0-29,9) 6,5 3,6 10,2 - -
Female 16-26 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County Obesity (>=30,0) 1,3 7,1 3,4 - -
Female 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Once a week or less 40 58,3 51,9 - -
Female 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county 2 or more times a week 60 41,7 48,2 - -
Female 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Underweight (<18,5) 6,3 12,5 18,5 - -
Female 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 87,5 66,7 59,3 - -
Female 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Overweight (25,0-29,9) 6,3 16,7 14,8 - -
Female 16-26 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county Obesity (>=30,0) 0 4,2 7,4 - -
Female 16-26 Central Estonia Once a week or less 60,98 55,77 57,78 51,61 36,4
Female 16-26 Central Estonia 2 or more times a week 39,02 44,23 42,22 48,39 63,6
Female 16-26 Central Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 14,29 7,41 11,36 6,25 9,1
Female 16-26 Central Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 71,43 68,52 75 81,25 68,2
Female 16-26 Central Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 14,29 18,52 11,36 6,25 18,2
Female 16-26 Central Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 0 5,56 2,27 6,25 4,6
Female 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Once a week or less 67,5 65 75,61 65,22 55,6
Female 16-26 Northeastern Estonia 2 or more times a week 32,5 35 24,39 34,78 44,4
Female 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 14,29 12,5 17,07 8,7 16,7
Female 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 71,43 77,5 60,98 73,91 66,7
Female 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 11,9 10 14,63 8,7 16,7
Female 16-26 Northeastern Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 2,38 0 7,32 8,7 0
Female 16-26 Southern Estonia Once a week or less 57,61 54,21 48,51 44,71 36,8
Female 16-26 Southern Estonia 2 or more times a week 42,39 45,79 51,49 55,29 63,2
Female 16-26 Southern Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 17,02 7,48 12,5 5,81 9
Female 16-26 Southern Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 73,4 80,37 74,04 74,42 74,4
Female 16-26 Southern Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 7,45 5,61 9,62 16,28 9
Female 16-26 Southern Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 2,13 6,54 3,85 3,49 7,7
Female 16-26 Western Estonia Once a week or less 54,55 54,17 48,15 53,13 42,4
Female 16-26 Western Estonia 2 or more times a week 45,45 45,83 51,85 46,88 57,6
Female 16-26 Western Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 17,02 6,38 11,11 12,5 12,1
Female 16-26 Western Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 74,47 76,6 70,37 75 60,6
Female 16-26 Western Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 8,51 14,89 12,96 9,38 18,2
Female 16-26 Western Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 0 2,13 5,56 3,13 9,1
Female 16-26 Northern Estonia Once a week or less 63,57 52,05 66,41 55,46 45
Female 16-26 Northern Estonia 2 or more times a week 36,43 47,95 33,59 44,54 55
Female 16-26 Northern Estonia Underweight (<18,5) 14,39 13,42 16,28 9,48 11,9
Female 16-26 Northern Estonia Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 69,7 74,5 68,22 75 75,3
Female 16-26 Northern Estonia Overweight (25,0-29,9) 11,36 10,07 13,95 11,21 8,9
Female 16-26 Northern Estonia Obesity (>=30,0) 4,55 2,01 1,55 4,31 4