HONG KONG, Sept. 17(AP) -- Hold the fried noodles with pork! About 42 percent of the men and 36 percent of the women in Hong Kong are too fat, a new government study says.
The Department of Health study, released Thursday, says that within the fat population, 22.3 percent of the men and 20 percent of the women are obese. The report said another 20.1 percent of the men and 15.9 percent of the women were overweight but not obese.
The study determined overweight and obesity by using the body mass index calculation, which divides a person's weight in kilograms by the square of the person's height in meters.
People deemed normal fall between 18.5 and 24.99, while those between 25 and 30 are obese. People whose body mass index is 30 or more are obese.