Where are you on the global fat scale?

I've found a calculator on the BBC which lets you work out where you are on the global fat scale.

Here are my results:

My obesity index is 26 BMI.

I'm below UK national average for BMI: I have a lower BMI than 63% of males aged 30-44 in UK.

I'm above global average for BMI: I have a higher BMI than 69% of males aged 30-44 in the world.

If everyone in the world had the same BMI as me, it would add 31,265,261 tonnes to the total weight of the world's population!

I'm most like someone from Columbia! (Compared with other males aged 30-44 in Columbia).

I can see the progress I've made over recent years as I remember having a go at this calculator a couple of years ago when I was obese (rather than 'merely' overweight as now) and being most like someone from Tonga, which is the second highest category! Back in Autumn 2014 I was most like someone from Croatia, which is the third highest. (Not sure why people in Croatia would be among the heaviest???)

Here is the calculator

bbc.co.uk/news/health-18770328

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  • Hi Edmund,

    Congratulations on your weight loss progress over the past few years, you're doing really well. I've seen this calculator before - it's good fun to compare with National averages.

    Wishing you a great New Year.

    Lowcal :-)

  • Morning, well I'm most like someone from Tonga. Interesting .... all yhe bedt for 2016

  • Your numbers

    Obesity Index

    22bmi

    BMI is an estimate of how "overweight" or "obese" a person is National

    Below average

    You have a lower BMI than 87% of females aged 45-59 in your country Global

    Below average

    You have a lower BMI than 69% of females aged 45-59 in the world

    Did you know?

    If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would remove 17,502,803 tonnes from the total weight of the world's population

    You're most like someone from Chad*

    * Compared with other females aged 45-59 in ChadShare your result

    Wow that would be a lot of tonnes removed from the worlds population

  • Thank you for the link, it's exciting ))

    Heavens, I'm the fattest person of my age in my country!

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