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Table 5 WHR-/BFP-criteria based obesity classification

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

Item WHR: n (%) P value
Low WHR High WHR Total
Military personnel
 Low BFP 292(82.7) 47 (13.3) 339 (96.0) < 0.01
 High BFP 1 (0.3) 13(3.7) 14 (4.0)
Control group
 Low BFP 331 (87.1) 19 (5.0) 350 (92.1) < 0.01
 High BFP 4 (1.1) 26(6.8) 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 WHR population included normal WHR individuals, High WHR population included obese individuals (cut-off point: 0.91)