Table 2

Comparison between self-reported and measured values for weight, height and body mass index (BMI) in the validation sample (n = 911) of the Adventist Health Study-2.

Self-reported

Measured

Difference*

Adjusted1 difference

Adjusted2 difference


Weight (kg)

77.8

78.0

-0.20

-0.20

-0.31

(76.6 - 78.9)

(76.7 - 79.2)

(-0.54 to +0.14)

(-0.54 to +0.14)

(-1.20 to +0.58)

Height (cm)

168

166

+1.57

+1.57

+1.66

(167-169)

(166-167)

(+1.31 to +0.02)

(+1.31 to +1.82)

(+0.99 to +2.33)

BMI (kg/m2)

27.58

28.2

-0.61

-0.61

-0.64

(27.18-27.97)

(27.75-28.61)

(-0.75 to -0.46)

(-0.75 to -0.61)

(-1.02 to -0.25)


BMI: Body Mass Index.

*Difference: self-reported - measured.

1) Adjusted for time-lag between self-reported and measured anthropometric variables through ANCOVA.

2) Adjusted for time-lag between self-reported and measured anthropometric variables, race, age, and sex through ANCOVA.

Bes-Rastrollo et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:213   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-213

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