Table 4: Age- and gender-specific BMI cutoffs for the classification of nutritional status, obtained by using LMS method applied to our Cameroon database.

Age (years)Thinness IIIThinness IIThinness IOverweightObesity
BoysGirlsBoysGirlsBoysGirlsBoysGirlsBoysGirls


Thinness III, Thinness II, Thinness I, overweight, and obesity correspond, respectively, to BMI values of , , , , and  kg/m² at 18 years old.