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Table 3 Mean (standard deviation) values for body mass index and percentage body fat stratified by sex and age

From: Body mass index and measures of body fat for defining obesity and underweight: a cross-sectional, population-based study

  Men Women
Age (yr) BMI %BF BMI %BF
20-29 24.6 (3.5) 20.8 (8.1) 26.2 (6.5) 36.1 (9.5)
30-39 26.3 (3.7) 22.8 (7.1) 26.5 (5.9) 36.7 (9.2)
40-49 27.3 (3.9) 24.2 (5.5) 27.7 (6.0) 38.7 (8.1)
50-59 28.0 (4.0) 25.8 (6.2) 29.0 (6.1) 41.3 (8.3)
60-69 27.2 (4.2) 26.7 (6.4) 28.0 (5.1) 40.5 (7.4)
70-79 27.3 (4.0) 26.9 (6.4) 27.9 (4.9) 40.9 (7.6)
80+ 26.1 (3.3) 27.1 (6.9) 26.4 (4.4) 38.4 (7.9)
  1. BMI body mass index (kg/m2); %BF percentage body fat mass.