Evergreen Life insights

BMI insights

We've been asking our users about their Body mass index (BMI), that's a measure which uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy. Let's see what the figures say.

Insights you have helped us discover

  • Our users with a higher BMI, on average, are more likely to report having COVID-19 symptoms.
  • People in the Evergreen Life community who are highly or very highly stressed are more likely to be overweight.
  • The average BMI for our users is 27.9.
  • Evergreen Life users who have ever smoked are more likely to be overweight.
How many of our users are overweight?
The graph below shows the average % of Evergreen Life users that are overweight in each region. At least 50% of our users are overweight throughout the country. Wales has the highest with 73% being overweight, and London the lowest with 55%.

Here's what you can do to improve your BMI.

The North/South divide

Does location affect our BMI? We wanted to explore if there are any disparities in the BMI of our users between the North of England, the Midlands and the South. The North and the Midlands both had an average BMI of 28.7 whereas the South had an average BMI of 27.9. The map above demonstrates this divide, with the darker colours at the top and lighter in the southern regions. Yorkshire is a slight anomaly, with a lower average percentage of overweight users than its surrounding regions.

BMI and age
Looking at the average BMI of our users in different age groups, all averages are still overweight. The youngest group scored the lowest followed by the over 60s, whilst the 40-60s had the highest average BMI.
*Statistically significant at the 99% confidence level; †Statistically significant at the 95% confidence level; ‡Statistically significant at the 90% confidence level
Insights disclaimer: All insights are statistically significant at the 95% confidence level.
Maps disclaimer: The map uses data from 30,000+ users, the regions that do not have sufficient data remain white.
BMI disclaimer: The average BMI by age includes data from 27,000 users within the ages of 18 and 90 years old. Obese is defined as a BMI > 30 and Overweight is defined as 25< BMI <30 as per https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/obesity/