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Table 1 Percentage body fat cut-offs for white people, proposed by Gallagher et al. [13].

From: To treat or not to treat: comparison of different criteria used to determine whether weight loss is to be recommended

BMI (kg/m2) body fat (% weight)
  Men Women
20–39 y   
18.5 8 21
25.0 21 33
30.0 26 39
40–59 y   
18.5 11 23
25.0 23 35
30.0 29 41
60–79 y   
18.5 13 25
25.0 25 38
30.0 31 43