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Table 2 Anthropometric measurements in young adult males in Dubbo (n = 145)

From: Large and forgotten in rural Australia: assessment, attitudes and possible approaches to losing weight in young adult males

Characteristic Mean ± 1 SD or %
Age (years) 19.2 ± 2.5
Weight (kg) 80.30 ± 17.07
Height (cm) 178 ± 6
Waist circumference (cm) 87.4 ± 15.4
  Normal (≤ 94) 75.9%
  Risk of metabolic complications (>94) 24.1%
Body Mass Index (BMI) (kg/m 2 ) 25.06 ± 5.01
  Underweight (BMI < 18.5) 2.8%
  Normal (BMI 18.5 – 24.9) 57.9%
  Overweight (BMI 25 – 29.9) 26.9%
  Obese (BMI ≥ 30) 12.4%
      Moderate (30.0 – 34) (6.9%)
      Severe (35.0 – 35.9) (4.1%)
      Very severe (> 40.0) (1.4%)