Call for data

We would like to encourage countries and researchers to contribute to the updating of the WHO Global Database on BMI. If you have a nationally representative or a sub-national dataset which could be appended to this database or additional data and information pertaining to surveys that fulfil the criteria and that are not yet included in the WHO Global Database on BMI, please complete the appropriate data-entry sheet and return it to bmidata@who.int together with any background information on the survey protocol and methodology.

If it is not possible to send the data-entry sheets or the related background information electronically, please send them to the following address via mail or fax in any format:

    World Health Organization
    Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD)
    The WHO Global Database on BMI
    20, Avenue Appia
    CH - 1211 Geneva 27
    Switzerland
    Fax: + 41.22.791.4156

Please be reassured that no data will be displayed without prior verification and authorization of the responsible institutions or the individuals and all caveats mentioned related to the survey methodology will be noted in the data source.

We thank you in advance for your continual support to our efforts of keeping this database up-to-date.

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