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Table 5 Body mass index percent distribution among seafarers of different nationalities compared with general population data of the same country

From: Overweight among seafarers working on board merchant ships

  Underweight
(<  18.5)
Healthy Weight
(18.5–24.9)
Overweight
(25–29.9)
Obese
≥ 30
Overweight
& Obese
Filipinos general population mean
[25]
10.6% 68.5% 17.9% 3.0% 20.9%
Filipinos seafarers 1.2% 61.1% 30.4% 7.4% 37.7%
Indian general population mean [26] 33.7% 56.6% 8.4% 1.3% 9.7%
Indian seafarers 0.9% 46.2% 41.2% 11.8% 52.9%
Italian general population mean [27] 0.8% 50,9% 39.8% 8.5% 48,3%
Italian seafarers 1.6% 46.4% 40.6% 11.4% 52.0%
Romanian general population mean [28] 0.9% 29.1% 53.1% 16.9% 70.0%
Romanian seafarers 0 23.1% 58.7% 18.2% 76.9%