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Table 2 Accuracy of estimation of recommended weight gain in pregnancy by women in each BMI category and perceived weight category

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

  Estimation of recommended weight gain  
  Underestimate Correct Overestimate Unable to estimate  
Women classified according to BMI category  
   Normal n = 179 56(31.3) 104(58.1) 13(7.3) 6(3.4) p = 0.001
   Overweight n = 99 7(7.1) 47(47.5) 40(40.4) 5(5.1)
   Obese n = 75 10(13.3) 16(21.3) 48(64.0) 1(1.3)
Woman classified according to difference between actual and perceived weight category  
   Underestimate n = 98 10(10.2) 23(23.5) 61(62.2) 4(4.1) p = 0.01
   Correct n = 239 60(25.1) 132(55.2) 39(16.3) 8(3.3)
   Overestimate n = 16 3(18.8) 12(75.0) 1(6.3) 0(.0)
  1. Data is n (%).