Table 3

Students' percentage body fat by gender

Males

Females

P value


Weight Status

N=

Mean ± SD

N=

Mean ± SD


*Underweight*

1

12.00

8

16.9 ± 2.11

0.0000

Normal**

47

14.4 ± 3.13

96

26.7 ± 4.75

0.0000

Overweight***

36

20.1 ± 1.94

17

39.0 ± 2.25

0.0000

Obese****

12

24.4 ± 2.29

4

42.4 ± 1.91

0.0000


* 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

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