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Table 5 Agreement between the BMI categories and the other classification criteria categories expressed as percentage values. The values in bold represent the main diagonal of the agreement matrix.

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

Other classification criteria categories Body Mass Index
  underweight normal weight overweight obese
low     
%BF 25.0 3.0 - -
MS 25.0 10.0 - -
BFMI 25.0 3.3 - -
normal     
%BF 75.0 75.8 15.8 -
MS 75.0 53.3 6.7 14.3
WC 100.0 90.9 31.6 -
BFMI 75.0 66.7 6.7 -
increased     
%BF - 15.2 31.6 14.3
MS - 20.0 40.0 -
WC - 9.1 21.1 -
BFMI - 30.0 53.3 14.3
high     
%BF - 6.1 52.6 85.7
MS - 16.7 53.3 85.7
WC - - 47.4 100.0
BFMI - - 40.0 85.7
  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