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Table 3 Maternal ethnicity and BMI frequencies using revised WHO 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 revised for South Asian n (%)
Maternal ethnicity n <18.5 18.5–23 23–27.5 27.5 Total over 23(%)
Indian 991 205(20.70) 333(33.60) 264(26.60) 189(19.10) 453(45.7)
Pakistani 5141 1296(25.20) 1322(25.70) 1226(23.80) 1297(25.20) 2523(49)
Bangladeshi 2056 488(23.7) 616(30) 550(26.80) 402(19.60) 952(46.3)
Total (N) 8188   3928(47.9)