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

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, economic activity

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

Year
Gender Age group (health) Economic activity Frequency of exercise, body mass index 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Males and females 16-26 Employed Once a week or less 63,6 60,1 60,1 56,8 50,8
Males and females 16-26 Employed 2 or more times a week 36,4 39,9 39,9 43,2 49,2
Males and females 16-26 Employed Underweight (<18,5) 5,7 4,7 7,8 6,2 5,3
Males and females 16-26 Employed Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 69,9 72,2 70,2 65,5 67,9
Males and females 16-26 Employed Overweight (25,0-29,9) 18,4 17,7 17,6 23,5 19,5
Males and females 16-26 Employed Obesity (>=30,0) 6 5,4 4,5 4,9 7,4
Males and females 16-26 Non-active Once a week or less 47,2 43,1 45,5 42,6 35,6
Males and females 16-26 Non-active 2 or more times a week 52,8 56,9 54,6 57,4 64,4
Males and females 16-26 Non-active Underweight (<18,5) 12,8 8 11,1 6 9,5
Males and females 16-26 Non-active Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 73,7 76,4 73,2 77,7 71,4
Males and females 16-26 Non-active Overweight (25,0-29,9) 10,9 12 12,7 13,1 13,8
Males and females 16-26 Non-active Obesity (>=30,0) 2,6 3,7 3 3,2 5,2
Males and females 16-26 Unemployed Once a week or less 62,5 66,7 56,6 66,7 54,6
Males and females 16-26 Unemployed 2 or more times a week 37,5 33,3 43,4 33,3 45,5
Males and females 16-26 Unemployed Underweight (<18,5) 20,8 3,3 5,3 4,1 16,7
Males and females 16-26 Unemployed Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 66,7 76,7 68,4 71,4 50
Males and females 16-26 Unemployed Overweight (25,0-29,9) 8,3 16,7 18,4 16,3 20,8
Males and females 16-26 Unemployed Obesity (>=30,0) 4,2 3,3 7,9 8,2 12,5
Male 16-26 Employed Once a week or less 58,8 54,4 60 57,3 53,9
Male 16-26 Employed 2 or more times a week 41,2 45,6 40 42,7 46,1
Male 16-26 Employed Underweight (<18,5) 2 1,3 1,7 2,5 0
Male 16-26 Employed Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 65,3 67,1 70 59,2 62,2
Male 16-26 Employed Overweight (25,0-29,9) 24,7 24,2 21,7 33,3 28,9
Male 16-26 Employed Obesity (>=30,0) 8 7,4 6,7 5 8,9
Male 16-26 Non-active Once a week or less 35 35,5 26,1 35 36
Male 16-26 Non-active 2 or more times a week 65 64,5 74 65 64
Male 16-26 Non-active Underweight (<18,5) 3,4 2,4 5 5,1 5,3
Male 16-26 Non-active Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 77,1 79,8 77,7 76,9 68
Male 16-26 Non-active Overweight (25,0-29,9) 14,4 13,7 14,1 15,4 18,7
Male 16-26 Non-active Obesity (>=30,0) 5,1 4 3,3 2,6 8
Male 16-26 Unemployed Once a week or less 66,7 69,2 47,5 62,9 37,5
Male 16-26 Unemployed 2 or more times a week 33,3 30,8 52,5 37,1 62,5
Male 16-26 Unemployed Underweight (<18,5) 13,3 0 2,4 2,9 22,2
Male 16-26 Unemployed Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 80 61,5 66,7 73,5 44,4
Male 16-26 Unemployed Overweight (25,0-29,9) 6,7 38,5 26,2 17,7 22,2
Male 16-26 Unemployed Obesity (>=30,0) 0 0 4,8 5,9 11,1
Female 16-26 Employed Once a week or less 68,5 65,8 60,2 56,2 48
Female 16-26 Employed 2 or more times a week 31,5 34,2 39,8 43,8 52
Female 16-26 Employed Underweight (<18,5) 9,4 8 13,6 10,4 10
Female 16-26 Employed Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 74,5 77,3 70,4 72,6 73
Female 16-26 Employed Overweight (25,0-29,9) 12,1 11,3 13,6 12,3 11
Female 16-26 Employed Obesity (>=30,0) 4 3,3 2,4 4,7 6
Female 16-26 Non-active Once a week or less 55,1 47,3 56,4 47,9 35,3
Female 16-26 Non-active 2 or more times a week 44,9 52,7 43,6 52,1 64,7
Female 16-26 Non-active Underweight (<18,5) 18,6 11 14,7 6,6 11,9
Female 16-26 Non-active Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 71,7 74,5 70,6 78,3 73,3
Female 16-26 Non-active Overweight (25,0-29,9) 8,8 11 11,9 11,5 11,1
Female 16-26 Non-active Obesity (>=30,0) 1 3,5 2,8 3,6 3,7
Female 16-26 Unemployed Once a week or less 55,6 64,7 66,7 75 64,3
Female 16-26 Unemployed 2 or more times a week 44,4 35,3 33,3 25 35,7
Female 16-26 Unemployed Underweight (<18,5) 33,3 5,9 8,8 6,7 13,3
Female 16-26 Unemployed Normal weight (18,5-24,9) 44,4 88,2 70,6 66,7 53,3
Female 16-26 Unemployed Overweight (25,0-29,9) 11,1 0 8,8 13,3 20
Female 16-26 Unemployed Obesity (>=30,0) 11,1 5,9 11,8 13,3 13,3