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Figure 2. Risks for any of the cardiovascular risk factors according to subject groups classified by body mass index (BMI) and percent body fat (PBF). *P < 0.01; gender, age, and lifestyle (including smoking, drinking and exercise) were adjusted by the logistic regression analysis (Wald test). Low BMI and PBF was set as a reference. Low BMI and PBF = BMI <25 kg/m2, and PBF <25% (male) or <30% (female); low BMI and high PBF = BMI <25 kg/m2, and PBF ≥25% (male) or ≥30% (female); high BMI and low PBF = BMI ≥25 kg/m2 and PBF <25% (male) or <30% (female); high BMI and PBF = BMI ≥25 kg/m2 and PBF ≥25% (male) or ≥30% (female). 95%CI = 95% confidence interval.