Part 5: Let's dwell a little into the health of our K-Pop idols. A little worrying..
We will use W.H.O. (World Health Organization) 's body mass index (BMI) classification as a yardstick. BMI is calculated as weight / height2 (kg/m2).
Most (91.2%) of the female K-Pop idols are underweight, of which 9.2% are considered severely underweight!
There are literally no overweight female K-Pop idols. Only 8.8% are considered to be in the normal BMI category (based on a BMI value of 18.5 to 25 kg/m2). A staggering (!) 91.2% of our female K-Pop idols are underweight (BMI value less than 18.5), of which 8% are severely underweight (BMI of 15 to 16) and 1.2% are very severely underweight (BMI of 15 or less).
On the other hand, the better news is that 75% of male K-Pop idols are considered to be in the normal BMI category.
However still, 25% of male K-Pop idols are considered underweight (BMI value less than 18.5) and only 2 K-pop idols are considered slightly overweight (BMI of 25 to 30). Thus, the remaining 75% are considered to be in the normal BMI category.
The average BMI value of a male K-Pop idol is 19.4 (normal category).
The BMI values of male K-Pop idols range from 15.26 (severely underweight) to 28.41 (slightly overweight).
The average BMI value of a female K-Pop idol is 17.16 (underweight category).
The BMI values of female K-Pop idols range from 14.19 (VERY severely underweight) to 21.34 (normal).
Part 6: It's in their blood.
The most common blood type is A.
The most common blood type among K-Pop idols is blood type A (35%). When accounted for male and female idols separately, the percentage is similar: 35% for male idols and 34% for female idols.
The least common blood type is AB.
The least common blood type among K-Pop idols is blood type AB (12%), which is the same percentage for male and female idols when accounted separately.
Our 1,903 K-Pop idols' blood type distribution mirrors that of South Korea's 50 million population.
For our 1,903 K-Pop idols, 35% of the idols have blood type A, 27% for blood type O, 26% for blood type B and 12% for type AB.
For South Korea's 50 million population, 34% of the population have blood type A, 28% for blood type O, 27% for type B and 11% for type AB.
Part 7: Well, where do they hail from?
96% of our K-Pop idols are from South Korea.
While K-Pop has spread successfully to almost every corner of the world with a strong international fan base, K-Pop idols are predominantly South Koreans at about 96%.
Most of the international K-Pop idols are from Japan, China and USA.
2.1% of the K-Pop idols are from China, followed by 1.9% from Japan and 0.7% from USA. NCT and Varsity have quite a number of Chinese members at 7 and 5 respectively, while Treasure13/Magnum has a good number of Japanese members.
Where the remaining 1% are from
The remaining 1% of our K-Pop idols hail from Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines and India.
END OF REPORT
Yes, that sums up our 28 bite-sized findings from breaking down the stats of 1,903 K-Pop idols for the year of 2020.
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