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Table 1 Accuracy of estimation of BMI by women in each weight category

From: Pregnant women’s knowledge of weight, weight gain, complications of obesity and weight management strategies in pregnancy

  Perceived BMI category  
   Underweight Normal weight Overweight Very overweight
Actual BMI category Normal 8(4.5) 155(86.6) 16(8.9) 0(0)
Overweight 0(0) 34(34.3) 65(65.7) 0(0)
Obese 0(0) 5(6.7) 52(69.3) 18(24.0)
  1. Data is n (%), p < 0.05.
  2. Normal weight was defined as BMI 20-24.9 kg/m2, overweight BMI 25-29.9 kg/m2, obese BMI ≥30.