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Table 2 Prevalence of obesity among students based on BMI by gender

From: Eating habits and obesity among Lebanese university students

  Males Females Total
Weight Status N= Percentage N= Percentage N= Percentage
Underweight* 1 1.0 8 6.4 9 4.1
Normal** 47 49.0 96 76.8 143 64.7
Overweight*** 36 37.5 17 13.6 53 24.0
Obese**** 12 12.5 4 3.2 16 7.2
  1. Underweight (BMI ≤ 18.5), ** Normal (BMI between 18.5 – 24.9), *** Overweight (BMI between 25–29.9), **** Obese (BMI ≥ 30).