Table 2. Median Body Mass Index (BMI) Values and Percent Distribution in 4 BMI Categories of Interviewed Women, by District and Season, Rural Tanzania
Distribution by weight category (%)
NMedian (kg/m2)Range (kg/m2)Underweight (<18.5 kg/m2)Normal (18.5–24.9 kg/m2)Overweight (25.0–29.9 kg/m2)Obese (≥30 kg/m2)
All districts/seasons21021.714.9–37.77.171.015.76.2
 Kongwa5221.617.7–34.71.975.019.23.8
 Muheza6922.514.9–37.78.766.714.510.1
 Singida8921.416.4–35.29.071.914.64.5
June/July (dry season)21021.714.3–37.36.771.915.26.2
November/December (short rains)21021.915.3–37.78.170.015.76.2
March/April (long rains)21021.712.3–37.210.068.614.86.7