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Research Article

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Libyan Men and Women

Table 2

The international classification of body weight in adults.

ClassificationPrinciple BMI cut off point (kg/m2)Risk of co-morbidities

Underweight<18.5
Healthy weight18.5–24.9Average
Overweight25–29.9Increased
Obesity, class I30–34.9Moderate
Obesity, class II35–39.9Severe
Obesity, class III≥40-Very severe

health hazards may be associated with low BMI. Source: adapted from WHO, 2006 [49].