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Table 2 Actual BMI vs Weight perception category

From: Body weight perception among Sri Lankan cardiac patients

BMI categories (n)   Weight perception  
  “under weight” “right weight” “over weight” “very over weight”
Underweight (<18.5 kg/m2)
 Total(52) 71.2 26.9 1.9 0
 Male(25) 60 40 0 0
 Female(27) 81.5 14.8 3.7 0
Normal weight (18.5-22.9 kg/m2)
 Total(183) 50.8 44.8 4.4 0
 Male(129) 49.6 45 5.4 0
 Female(54) 53.7 44.4 1.9 0
Overweight (23–24.9 kg/m2)
 Total(115) 22.6 62.6 14.8 0
 Male(72) 19.4 61.1 19.4 0
 Female(43) 27.30 65.9 6.8 0
Obese (>25 kg/m2)
 Total(175) 10.9 36 38.3 14.9
 Male(96 ) 11.5 41.7 33.3 13.5
 Female(79) 10.1 29.1 44.3 16.5