Table 3: Comparison of BMI categories using the International guideline and the WHO Asian recommendation.

BMI categoryInternational BMI guidelineWHO Asian BMI

Overall
Normal (%)54.325.2
Overweight (%)36.249.5
Obese (%)9.525.2

Men
Normal (%)38.213.2
Overweight (%)46.155.3
Obese (%)15.831.6

Women
Normal (%)63.432.1
Overweight (%)30.646.3
Obese (%)621.6