Table 5

Differences between ideal and current body weight

Variable

Total

Japan

Korea

p values

n = 248

n = 113

n = 135


Current body weight(kg)

50.6 ± 6.1

49.6 ± 6.2

51.5 ± 5.9

n.s

Healthy body weight (kg)

48.5 ± 8.7

47.6 ± 4.4

49.3 ± 11.0

n.s

Healthy BMI calculated from current height(kg/m2)

19.0 ± 3.3

19.2 ± 1.3

18.8 ± 4.2

n.s

Ideal body weight (kg)

47.0 ± 8.9

45.6 ± 4.0

48.2 ± 11.3

n.s

Ideal BMI calculated from current height(kg/m2)

18.4 ± 3.4

18.4 ± 1.1

18.4 ± 4.4

n.s


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

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