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Table 4 Summary of statistics by sex (mean values and standard deviations in square brackets).

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

  n Weight (kg) BMI (kg/m2) %BF MS WC (cm) BFMI (kg/m2)
Men 23 75.3 [11.2] 24.7 [3.9] 21.5 [8.6] 24.2 [7.6] 89.5 [10.8] 6.2 [2.8]
Women 40 62.0 [11.0] 23.8 [4.2] 34.8 [8.4] 32.6 [9.1] 80.8 [12.2] 8.0 [3.3]
Test and p-value   t = 4.59
p < 0.0001
t = 0.78
p = 0.438
t = -6.00
p < 0.0001
t = -3.52
p < 0.001
t = 2.83
p = 0.006
t = -2.01
p = 0.049
  1. %BF = total body fat, expressed as percentage body fat; MS = metabolic syndrome risk: %BF related to the risk of developing metabolic syndrome; WC = waist circumference, as an index of abdominal fat; BFMI = Body Fat Mass Index