Canadian Community Health Survey - Annual Component (CCHS)

Body mass index of person, category

Body mass index (BMI) refers to a method of classifying body weight according to health risk. BMI is calculated as follows: weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programmes.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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