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Table 7 Baseline BMI and mean relative weight change in weight gainers and weight losers based on baseline BMI categories (N = 165)

From: Freshman 15 in England: a longitudinal evaluation of first year university student’s weight change

Category Number Percent Mean BMI (SD) Mean relative (%) weight change (SD)
Weight gainers
 Overall 111    
  Underweight 17 15.32 17.25 (0.75) 6.90 (3.40)
  Normal 80 72.07 21.47 (1.78) 5.36 (4.75)
  Overweight 9 8.11 27.16 (1.48) 4.96 (3.75)
  Obese 5 4.50 35.85 (3.21) 6.81 (3.99)
Weight losers
 Overall 54    
  Underweight 4 7.41 17.41 (0.30) −3.10 (1.54)
  Normal 37 68.52 21.50 (1.85) −4.44 (2.95)
  Overweight 11 20.37 27.00 (1.37) −4.89 (3.99)
  Obese 2 3.70 34.22 (4.40) −8.43 (8.17)