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Table 1 Background and anthropometric characteristics of the study participants (n = 704)

From: Performance of newly developed body mass index cut-off for diagnosing obesity among Ethiopian adults

Characteristics n Percent
Sex
 Female 397 56.4
 Male 307 43.6
Ethnic groups
 Oromo 255 36.2
 Amhara 213 30.3
 Gurage 38 5.4
 Kefa 50 7.1
 Others (Sidama,Wolaita, Tigre) 48 6.8
 Dawero 57 8.1
 Yem 43 6.1
Age group (years)
 20–30 269 38.2
 31–40 250 35.5
 ≥ 41 185 26.3
   Mean (SD
Height (cm)
 Male 307 171.8 (13.4)
 Female 397 157.1 (8.5)
Weight (kg)
 Male 307 67.0 (11.7)
 Female 397 62.3 (12.9)
BMI (kg/m2)
 Female 397 25.3 (5.1)
 Male 307 22.5 (3.9)
 Total 704 24.1 (4.8)
Measured body fat mass fat % (mean ± SD)
 Female 397 38.5 (10.1)
 Male 307 23.9 (9.2)
  1. SD standard deviation