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Research Article

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity among Libyan Men and Women

Table 6

The prevalence of normal weight, overweight, and obesity amongst Libyan adults (male and female).

Three weight status categories 
(BMI categories)
GenderPrevalence of overweight 
and obesity in Libyan adults
MaleFemale
N (%)N (%)

Normal weight50 (33.8)49 (19.4)99 (24.7)
(BMI=18.5–24.9 kg/m2)

Overweight48 (32.4)84 (33.2)132 (32.9)
(BMI= 25–29.9 kg/m2)

Obese50 (33.8)120 (47.4)170 (42.4)
(BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2)

Overweight & obese98 (24.4)204 (50.9)302 (75.3)
(BMI ≥ 25 kg/m2)