drdna Report This Comment
Date: March 06, 2009 06:26PM
It doesn't seem so bad, when you are thinking that a BMI of 25 is just kind of
overweight. If you are 5'8" and 170 lbs. you are there.
But then I realized that this reflects a percentile scale/bell curve
distribution. I would hope that MOST people are not that overweight or MORE.
You really want to see the percentile number at less than 50% at a minimum,
likely less depending on the standard deviation of the distribution. It's not a
surprise to see the USA up there with Samoa, but boy oh boy, only five out of
every twenty people is even normal weight!