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NOTE: The body fat percentage measured by this unit may significantly differ from the
actual body fat percentage in the following situations:
• Children in growth stage • Women who are pregnant
• Elderly people • Post-menopausal women
• People with a fever • People who having swelling
• Body builders or professional athletes • Patients undergoing dialysis
• Patients with osteoporosis who have
very low bone density
Body Fat Ranges for Standard Adults
* Based on NIH/WHO guidelines for BMI
* Based on gallagher et al., American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol.72, Sept. 2000
Gender Age Low
(BMI < 18.5)
Normal
(BMI 18.5-24.9)
High
(BMI 25.0-29.9)
Very High
(BMI 30)
Female
20-39 < 21.0 21.0-32.9 33.0-38.9 39.0
40-59 < 23.0 23.0-33.9 34.0-39.9 40.0
60-79 < 24.0 24.0-35.9 36.0-41.9 42.0
Male
20-39 < 8.0 8.0-19.9 20.0-24.9 25.0
40-59 < 11.0 11.0-21.9 22.0-27.9 28.0
60-79 < 13.0 13.0-24.9 25.0-29.9 30.0
The above-mentioned indices refer to the values for obesity judgment proposed by the WHO, the World Health Organization.
BMI BMI (Designation by the WHO)
Less than 18.5 LOW
18.5 or more and less than 25 NORMAL
25 or more and less than 30 HIGH
30 or more VERY HIGH
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