Nutrition

Global Database on Body Mass Index (BMI)

Currently, efforts are being made to develop the Web-based mapping and information system of the WHO Global Database on Body Mass Index (BMI). It is expected that the first version will be released soon.

At present, the Global Database on BMI includes only the data for overweight and obesity. However, a systematic collection of data covering the entire spectrum of under- and over-weight among adult populations is being planned.