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Table 3 Weight status perceptions according to waist circumference group

From: Weight status misperceptions among UK adults: the use of self-reported vs. measured BMI

  Females Males
Weight perception Low risk (<80 cm) Increased risk (80–88 cm) High risk (>88 cm) Low risk (<94 cm) Increased risk (94–102 cm) High risk (>102 cm)
Too light 69 (8.0 %) 8 (1.2 %) 1 (0.1 %) 95 (10.9 %) 12 (2.1 %) 0 (0.0 %)
About Right 665 (76.8 %) 348 (51.0 %) 244 (17.6 %) 675 (77.6 %) 310 (53.4 %) 180 (19.6 %)
Too heavy 132 (15.2 %) 327 (47.9 %) 1140 (82.3 %) 100 (11.5 %) 259 (44.6 %) 740 (80.4 %)
Total 866 683 1385 870 581 920
  1. n = 5305 participants