Table 2

Odds ratios of crude ordered logistic regression analysis examining the probability of a discrepancy between self-reported and measured weight by selected characteristics. Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988–1994.

Characteristic

Male

Female

Characteristic

Male

Female


Age, years

Annual income

< 20

1.401 (1.111, 1.750)†**

1.039 (0.765, 1.411)

None

0.781 (0.248, 2.435)

1.215 (0.499, 2.931)

20–29

1.281 (1.092, 1.487)*

1.142 (0.912, 1.288)

$1 to 9,999

1.236 (0.863, 1.769)

1.182 (0.938, 1.490)

30–39 (Reference)

1.000

1.000

$10,000 to 19,999

1.036 (0.845, 1.270)

0.865 (0.717, 1.044)

40–49

0.830 (0.678, 1.016)

1.004 (0.929, 1.074)

$20,000 to 29,999 (Reference)

1.000

1.000

50–59

0.951 (0.794, 1.139)

1.157 (0.934, 1.433)

$30,000 to 39,999

0.921 (0.718, 1.181)

0.792 (0.665, 0.943)*

60–69

0.927 (0.805, 1.067)

1.327 (1.125, 1.550)**

$40,000 to 49,999

0.765 (0.629, 0.931)*

0.712 (0.616, 0.823)**

70–79

1.061 (0.905, 1.232)

1.770 (1.457, 2.129)***

≥ $50,000

0.659 (0.568, 0.765)***

0.668 (0.597, 0.747)***

80–89

1.575 (1.299, 1.891)***

2.188 (1.639, 2.892)***

> 90

2.439 (1.616, 3.681)**

4.761 (2.523, 8.894)***

Tried to lose weight in the past 12 months (versus "No")

0.488 (0.455, 0.524)***

0.605 (0.560, 0.653)***

Race-ethnicity (versus Non-Hispanic While)

Ever smoked cigarettes (versus "No")

1.273 (1.185, 1.353)***

1.045 (0.913, 1.196)

Non-Hispanic Black

1.657 (1.399, 1.943)***

1.035 (0.906, 1.183)

Mexican-American

1.157 (1.097, 1.209)*

1.171 (1.090, 1.245)*

Trying to lose weight now (versus "No")

0.500 (0.485, 0.511)***

0.631 (0.582, 0.684)***

Other

1.100 (0.945, 1.267)

1.288 (1.064, 1.543)*

Would like to change weight (versus "Stay the same")

Highest educational attainment

Weigh more

1.925 (1.384, 2.651)***

2.180 (1.253, 3.756)***

Less than Primary

0.720 (0.204)

2.484 (1.369, 4.508)**

Weigh less

0.507 (0.484, 0.526)***

0.465 (0.439, 0.488)***

Primary

1.364 (1.172, 1.571)**

1.598 (1.230, 2.055)***

Secondary

1.360 (1.282, 1.508)***

1.325 (1.217, 1.428)***

Perception of current weight (versus "Just Right")

Tertiary (Reference)

1.000

1.000

Overweight

0.515 (0.484, 0.548)***

0.510 (0.485, 0.537)***

Beyond Tertiary

0.662 (0.594, 0.737)***

0.912 (0.820, 1.014)

Underweight

1.910 (1.368, 2.641)***

2.335 (1.358, 3.974)***

Marital status (versus Married)

Level of activity with people of same age (versus "About the same")

Never Married

1.463 (1.250, 1.695)***

1.077 (0.903, 1.285)

More active

0.898 (0.781, 1.032)

1.183 (1.148, 1.207)**

Widowed

1.341 (1.016, 1.751)*

1.718 (1.489, 1.965)***

Less active

0.855 (0.748, 1.177)

0.955 (0.897, 1.089)

Divorced

1.256 (1.069, 1.461)*

0.947 (0.814, 1.101)

Measured BMI‡, kg/m2

Personal perception of health status

< 18.5

2.659 (2.022, 3.462)***

3.642 (2.973, 4.461)***

Excellent

0.903 (0.767, 1.063)

0.899 (0.776, 1.041)

18.5–24.9 (Reference)

1.000

1.000

Very good

1.000 (0.950, 1.043)

0.977 (0.842, 1.134)

25.0–29.9

0.451 (0.420, 0.484)***

0.532 (0.496, 0.571)***

Good (Reference)

1.000

1.000

30.0–34.9

0.260 (0.246, 0.275)***

0.335 (0.312, 0.360)***

Fair

1.303 (1.113, 1.510)**

1.336 (1.146, 1.542)**

35.0–39.9

0.108 (0.103, 0.114)***

0.239 (0.225, 0.253)***

Poor

1.536 (1.106, 2.111)**

1.376 (0.779, 2.429)

≥ 40

0.055 (0.053, 0.057)***

0.129 (0.128, 0.134)***

Time since last visit to health professional, months

1.002 (0.990, 1.004)

0.997 (0.995, 0.999)*

Measured weight, kg

0.962 (0.956, 0.968)***

0.958 (0.954, 0.962)***

Health status as assessed by medical doctor

Measured height, m

0.881 (0.510, 1.508)

0.057 (0.055, 0.060)***

Excellent

1.096 (0.889, 1.352)

1.197 (1.084, 1.308)*

Very good

1.052 (0.850, 1.303)

0.987 (0.807, 1.208)

Self-reported height, m

1.518 (0.521, 3.984)

0.093 (0.087, 0.099)***

Good (Reference)

1.000

1.000

Fair

0.908 (0.708, 1.165)

1.268 (0.811, 1.982)

Poor

1.818 (1.253, 2.452)*

0.919 (0.644, 1.298)


* p ≤ 0.05; ** p ≤ 0.01; *** p ≤ 0.001; † body mass index = (weight in kilograms)/(height in meters)2; ‡ figures in parentheses are 95% confidence intervals.

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