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Table 5 Body Mass Index (BMI) of participants, according to age and sex (n = 189)

From: Low back pain risk factors in a large rural Australian Aboriginal community. An opportunity for managing co-morbidities?

BMI classification
Age (yrs) Sex Normal (%) Overweight (%) Obese (%) Unknown (%) Total (%)
15 – 25 Male 10 23% 7 14% 2 .02% 0 0% 19 10%
  Female 7 16% 5 10% 9 12% 0 0% 21 12%
  Total 17 39.5% 12 24% 11 14% 0 0% 40 22%
26 – 45 Male 5 12% 13 26% 18 23% 4 33% 40 22%
  Female 14 33% 9 18% 18 23% 5 42% 46% 25%
  Total 19 44% 22 44% 36 47% 9 75% 86 47%
> 45 Male 4 9% 6 12% 13 17% 1 8% 24 13%
  Female 3 7% 10 20% 17 22% 2 17% 32 18%
  Total 7 16% 16 32% 30 39% 3 25% 56 31%
  TOTAL 43 100% 50 100% 77 100% 12 100% 182 100%
  1. Note: BMI = Weight (kg) divided by square of height (m)