Table 3: Classification of obesity for Asian-American and US white college age adults using body-mass index and percentage body fat.

Classification ofClassification of
obesity in US Whites*obesity in US Asians**
BMIBMI
<30.0 kg/m2 ≥30.0 kg/m2 <27.5 kg/m2 ≥27.5 kg/m2
% % % %

Males Males
 Percentage<25%5671.82228.2 Percentage<25%8563.05037.0
 Body fat≥25%529.41270.6 Body fat≥25%38.63291.4
 Sensitivity70.6% Sensitivity91.0%
 Specificity71.8% Specificity63.0%
Females Females
 Percentage<30%8997.822.2 Percentage<30%17281.14018.9
 Body fat≥30%1550.01550.0 Body fat≥30%5963.43436.6
 Sensitivity50.0% Sensitivity36.6%
 Specificity97.8% Specificity81.1%

*WHO: see [23].
**WHO: see [24].
BMI: body-mass index.