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Table 5 Differences between ideal and current body weight

From: A comparative study of food habits and body shape perception of university students in Japan and Korea

Variable Total Japan Korea p values
  n = 248 n = 113 n = 135  
Current body weight(kg) 50.6 ± 6.1 49.6 ± 6.2 51.5 ± 5.9 n.s
Healthy body weight (kg) 48.5 ± 8.7 47.6 ± 4.4 49.3 ± 11.0 n.s
Healthy BMI calculated from current height(kg/m 2 ) 19.0 ± 3.3 19.2 ± 1.3 18.8 ± 4.2 n.s
Ideal body weight (kg) 47.0 ± 8.9 45.6 ± 4.0 48.2 ± 11.3 n.s
Ideal BMI calculated from current height(kg/m 2 ) 18.4 ± 3.4 18.4 ± 1.1 18.4 ± 4.4 n.s