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Table 4 Maternal ethnicity and prevalence of obesity

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 (%) BMI for South Asian n (%)
Maternal ethnicity n Total over 30 Total over 27.5
White British 5549 1186(21.30%) a
Indian 816 86(10.54%) 187(22.80%)
Pakistani 3977 878(22.07%) 1289(32.30%)
Bangladeshi 1652 252(15.25%) 402(24.30)
  1. aApplication of revised BMI is only intended for individuals of ‘Asian’ ethnicity