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Table 2 Participants’ BMI and weight changes during the COVID-19 quarantine (n 2255)a

From: The impact of COVID-19 quarantine on dietary habits and physical activity in Saudi Arabia: a cross-sectional study

Variables Mean SD
Weight (kg) 75.6 18.7
BMI Categoryb N %
 Underweight 54 2
 Normal weight 691 31
 Overweight 803 36
 Obese 707 31
Weight Change N %
 Weight gain 859 38
 Weight loss 582 26
 No change 814 36
Expected Weight Gained or Lost (kg) N %
 0.0–0.9 773 34
 1.0–2.9 594 27
 3.0–5.0 638 28
  > 5.0 250 11
  1. SD standard deviation, BMI body mass index
  2. aData presented as number and percentage unless otherwise stated
  3. bSelf-reported weight and height used to calculate the BMI. The BMI categories are underweight (< 18.5 kg/m2), normal weight (18.5–24.9 kg/m2), overweight (25.0–29.9 kg/m2), and obese (≥30 kg/m2)