Table 1

The comparison of BMI classifications between Japan and WHO. BMI classification of Japan and WHO. Comparison of BMI classification of obesity in Japan and obesity classification according to the WHO

BMI

Japan (2000)

WHO (1998)


<18.5

underweight

underweight

18.5≦-<25

normal weight

normal weight

25≦-<30

obese 1

preobese

30≦-<35

obese 2

obese class I

35≦-<40

obese 3

obese class II

40≦

obese 4

obese class III


Sakamaki et al. Nutrition Journal 2005 4:31   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-31

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