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Table 2 Health risks of the study participants

From: Central obesity and normal-weight central obesity among adults attending healthcare facilities in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa: a cross-sectional study

BMI categories Low risk WCπ High risk WC* Very high risk WC
Underweight 35 (97.2) 1 (2.8) 0 (0.0)
Healthy weight 198 (73.1) 48 (17.7) 25 (9.2)
Overweight 72 (30.1) 77 (32.2) 90 (37.7)
Obese 24 (6.9) 36 (20.9) 286 (82.7)
Very obese 4 (3.8) 10 (9.6) 90 (86.5)
  1. WC waist circumference, WHR waist-to-hip ratio, WHTR waist-to-height ratio
  2. πWC < 94 cm for men and < 80 cm for women
  3. *WC 94–102 cm for men and 80–88 cm for women
  4. WC > 102 cm for men and > 88 cm for women