Table 2

Prevalence of obesity among students based on BMI by gender

Males

Females

Total


Weight Status

N=

Percentage

N=

Percentage

N=

Percentage


Underweight*

1

1.0

8

6.4

9

4.1

Normal**

47

49.0

96

76.8

143

64.7

Overweight***

36

37.5

17

13.6

53

24.0

Obese****

12

12.5

4

3.2

16

7.2


Underweight (BMI ≤ 18.5), ** Normal (BMI between 18.5 – 24.9), *** Overweight (BMI between 25–29.9), **** Obese (BMI ≥ 30).

Yahia et al. Nutrition Journal 2008 7:32   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-32

Open Data