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BMI calculation of Bangladeshi women with WHO cut-off [message #17439] Mon, 18 March 2019 12:57 Go to previous message
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Hi,
I have recently calculated BMI of Bangladeshi women with Asian cut-off [23·5 kg/m2 increased risk; and 27·5 kg/m2 or higher high risk.]
But, my supervisor told me to calculate those BMI with WHO cut-off (International) i.e., 25 kg/m2 or higher as overweight.

Now, Can anybody help me by answering that, "Why international but not Asian cut-off have to be used to calculate BMI of Bangladeshi women?"?

In the report of BDHS 2014, I think, to calculate BMI, both WHO and Asian cut-off were used and displayed .


ASIBUL ISLAM ANIK

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