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Table 2 BMI-, BFP-, and WHR-defined overweight and obesity prevalence in Chinese military personnel compared to age-matched control adults

From: Body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio misclassification of overweight and obesity in Chinese military personnel

Obesity criteria Obesity classified by BFP Obesity classified by BMI Overweight and obesity classified by BFP Overweight and obesity classified by BMI Obesity classified by WHR
No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes
Military personnel 352
(99.7)
1*
(0.3)
351 (99.4) 2
(0.6)
339
(96.0)
14*
(4.0)
274
(77.6)
79**
(22.4)
293
(83.0)
60*
(17.0)
Control
group
371
(97.6)
9
(2.4)
372
(97.9)
8
(2.1)
350
(92.1)
30
(7.9)
340
(89.5)
40
(10.5)
335
(88.2)
45
(11.8)
  1. Note: BMI body mass index, BFP body fat percentage, WHR waist-to-hip ratio
  2. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, with statistical significance. The number in the parenthesis represents the percentage of each subpopulation in ratio to the total populations in military personnel and control group, respectively. That is n (%)