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Table 4 BMI-/BFP-criteria based obesity classification

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

Item BMI: n(%) P value
Low BMI High BMI Total
Military personnel
 Low BFP 274 (77.6) 65 (18.4) 339 (96.0) < 0.01
 High BFP 0 (0.0) 14 (4.0) 79 (4.0)
Control group
 Low BFP 332 (87.4) 18 (4.7) 350 (92.1) < 0.01
 High BFP 8 (2.1) 22 (5.8) 30 (7.9)
  1. Note: BMI body mass index, BFP body fat percentage, WHR waist-to-hip ratio. Low BFP population included low-fat and normal-fat individuals, High BFP population included overweight and obese individuals (cut-off point: 22%). Low BMI population included underweight and normal-weight individuals, High BMI population included overweight and obese individuals (cut-off point: 24 kg/m2). The number in the parenthesis represents the percentage of subpopulation in ratio to the total populations in military personnel and control group, respectively