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Table 2 Maternal ethnicity and BMI frequencies using standard classifications

From: A comparison of antenatal classifications of ‘overweight’ and ‘obesity’ prevalence between white British, Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi pregnant women in England; analysis of retrospective data

BMI standard n (%)
Maternal ethnicity N <18 18–25 25–30 30–39 40+ Total over 25(%)
White British 7015 1367(19.50) 2540(36.20) 1747(24.90) 1173(16.7) 188(2.70) 3038(43)
Indian 991 205(20.70) 427(44.30) 269(27.10) 82(8.30) 8(0.80) 359(36.20)
Pakistani 5141 1296(25.20) 1644(32) 1313(25.50) 807(15.70) 81(1.60) 2201(42.8)
Bangladeshi 2056 488(23.70) 762(37.10) 553(26.90) 228(11.10) 25(1.20) 806(39.20)
Total (N) 15,203   6474(42.50)