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Table 1 BMI cut-off points and weight status among 1343 adolescent girls and boys

From: Body dissatisfaction and body mass in girls and boys transitioning from early to mid-adolescence: additional role of self-esteem and eating habits

Weight status BMI cut-off points Frequencies
  Girls Boys Girls
N
(%) Boys
N
(%)
Underweight < 16.40* < 16.00* 28 (4.3) 25 (3.6)
Normal weight 16.40-23.59 16.00-22.95 550 (84.6) 567 (81.8)
Overweight > 23.60** > 22.96** 63 (9.7) 78 (11.3)
Obese > 28.81** > 27.98** 9 (1.4) 23 (3.3)
Total    650 (100.0) 693 (100.0)
  1. *The cut-off points of BMI for being underweight at the age of 14.5 years are based on growth data for Finnish children.
  2. **The international cut-off points of BMI for being overweight and being obese at the age of 14.5 years in adolescent girls and boys.
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