Table 3

BMI distribution of Japanese and Korean university students. The BMI of Japanese and Korean students was categorized into 3 groups (underweight, normal and obese class1), according to the BMI classification of the Japan Society for the Study of Obesity.

Classification

BMI

Total

Japan (%)

Korea (%)

p values


Underweight

<18.5

61(24.7)

23 (20.2)

38 (28.6)

n.s

Normal

18.5≦-<25

183 (74.1)

89 (78.1)

94 (70.7)

n.s

Obese class 1

25≦-<30

3 (1.2)

2 (1.8)

1 (0.8)

n.s


BMI classification as defined by Japan Society for the Study of Obesity (2000)

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

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