## Table 1 |
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List of excluded countries due to insufficient data on BMI |
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Country / Territory |
UN code |
Adult pop. (2005) |

Other non-specified areas (Taiwan) | 158 | 18,405,317 |

Serbia | 688 | 8,037,649 |

China, Hong Kong SAR | 344 | 5,840,953 |

Puerto Rico | 630 | 2,936,606 |

Occupied Palestinian Territory | 275 | 1,928,679 |

RĂ©union | 638 | 582,423 |

Montenegro | 499 | 502,268 |

China, Macao SAR | 446 | 401,495 |

Guadeloupe | 312 | 338,621 |

Martinique | 474 | 313,280 |

Western Sahara | 732 | 301,959 |

French Polynesia | 258 | 185,626 |

New Caledonia | 540 | 168,610 |

Netherlands Antilles | 530 | 143,172 |

French Guiana | 254 | 130,255 |

Channel Islands | 830 | 124,942 |

Guam | 316 | 119,046 |

Mayotte | 175 | 101,272 |

United States Virgin Islands | 850 | 84,706 |

Aruba | 533 | 79,238 |

TOTAL: | 40,726,117 |

Formula for estimating the expected (average) weight (W) in a specific age-sex group where mean and variance of BMI and of height.

Using the following notation for each individual values of BMI and W:

The expected weight in a group of individuals would be:

Assuming that Height and BMI are independent:

Assuming that the variance of Height is constant in all values of BMI:

Therefore the above equation simplifies to:

Walpole * et al.*

Walpole * et al.* *BMC Public Health* 2012 **12**:439 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-439