Table 5

Agreement between the BMI categories and the other classification criteria categories expressed as percentage values. The values in bold represent the main diagonal of the agreement matrix.

Other classification criteria categories

Body Mass Index


underweight

normal weight

overweight

obese


low

%BF

25.0

3.0

-

-

MS

25.0

10.0

-

-

BFMI

25.0

3.3

-

-

normal

%BF

75.0

75.8

15.8

-

MS

75.0

53.3

6.7

14.3

WC

100.0

90.9

31.6

-

BFMI

75.0

66.7

6.7

-

increased

%BF

-

15.2

31.6

14.3

MS

-

20.0

40.0

-

WC

-

9.1

21.1

-

BFMI

-

30.0

53.3

14.3

high

%BF

-

6.1

52.6

85.7

MS

-

16.7

53.3

85.7

WC

-

-

47.4

100.0

BFMI

-

-

40.0

85.7


%BF = total body fat, expressed as percentage body fat; MS = metabolic syndrome risk: %BF related to the risk of developing metabolic syndrome; WC = waist circumference, as an index of abdominal fat; BFMI = Body Fat Mass Index

Colombo et al. Nutrition Journal 2008 7:5   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-7-5

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