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Table 1 Distribution of BMI categories by gender and age groups

From: Body size perceptions and preferences favor overweight in adult Saharawi refugees

   BMI categories n (% in rows)
   Underweight Normal weight Overweight Obese Total p-value**
Gender Women 3 (1.9) 60 (37.2) 57 (35.4) 41 (25.5) 161 (100) 0.03
Men 30 (17.8) 97 (57.4) 34 (20.1) 8 (4.7) 169 (100)
Total 33 (10.0) 157 (47.6) 91 (27.6) 49 (14.8) 330 (100)a  
Age groups 18–25 12 (16.2) 46 (62.2) 12 (16.2) 4 (5.4) 74 (100) < 0.01
26–45 17 (12.8) 58 (43.6) 40 (30.1) 18 (13.5) 133 (100)
46+ 4 (3.3) 53 (43.0) 39 (31.7) 27 (22.0) 123 (100)
Total 33 (10.0) 157 (47.6) 91 (27.6) 49 (14.8) 330 (100)a  
  1. aMissing values (n = 25), **p-values tested with chi-square