Skip to main content

Advertisement

Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Table 3 Combining waist measurement and BMI to assess obesity and the risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

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

Classification BMI Waist (cm) Total
   < 94 94-102 102+  
Underweight < 18.5 4 (2.8%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (2.8%)
Healthy weight 18.5-24.9 79 (54.5%) 3 (2.1%) 2 (1.4%) 84 (57.9%)
Overweight 25-29.9 24 (16.6%) 14 (9.7%) 1 (0.7%) 39 (26.9%)
Obese ≥ 30 3 (2.1%) 3 (2.1%) 12 (8.3%)§ 18 (12.4%)
      145 (100.0%)
  1. Categories according to NHMRC Guidelines for measuring obesity and overweight [12]. Risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk is represented as increased, high or very high§.