Table 2

Means of self-reported, measured, and discrepancy scores of height, weight and BMI values by BMI categories based on measured height and weight

    BMI Categories based on measured height and weight
:


    SRa, Mb, DISc

    Measures
:

Under-weight

< 18.5

Normal Weight

18.5 < 25

Over-weight

25 < 30

Obese

30 < 40

Extreme Obesity

40+

Total Population


Height-SRa {cm}

Mean

(SEd)

168.2 (0.71)

169.3 (0.21)

171.4 (0.18)

170.1 (0.22)

168.7 (0.48)

170.2 (0.12)


Height-Mb {cm}

Mean

(SEd)

167.7 (0.69)

168.7 (0.22)

170.3 (0.17)

168.9 (0.22)

167.4 (0.47)

169.2 (0.11)


Height-DISc {cm}

Mean

(SEd)

[ESe]

0.50 (0.13)

[0.19]

0.58 (0.05)

[0.20]

1.11 (0.06)

[0.38]

1.16 (0.06)

[0.42]

1.24 (0.13)

[0.43]

0.95 (0.04)

[0.33]


Weight-SRa {kg}

Mean

(SEd)

51.8 (0.48)

64.5 (0.21)

79.2 (0.17)

94.2 (0.33)

122.9 (0.86)

80.1 (0.33)


Weight-Mb {kg}

Mean

(SEd)

49.7 (0.46)

64.0 (0.19)

79.8 (0.16)

96.2 (0.29)

127.2 (0.86)

80.9 (0.33)


Weight-DISc {kg}

Mean

(SEd)

[ESe]

2.14 (0.16)

[0.75]

0.53 (0.06)

[0.17]

-0.60 (0.07)

[-0.17]

-2.02 (0.10)

[-0.42]

-4.31 (0.40)

[-0.49]

-0.75 (0.05)

[-0.17]


BMI-SRa {kg/m2}

Mean

(SEd)

18.2 (0.07)

22.4 (0.04)

26.8 (0.04)

32.5 (0.07)

43.1 (0.25)

27.6 (0.10)


BMI-Mb {kg/m2}

Mean

(SEd)

17.6 (0.05)

22.4 (0.03)

27.4 (0.02)

33.6 (0.06)

45.2 (0.22)

28.2 (0.11)


BMI-DISc {kg/m2}

Mean

(SEd)

[ESe]

0.64 (0.07)

[0.59]

0.02 (0.03)

[0.02]

-0.56 (0.03)

[-0.37]

-1.16 (0.04)

[-0.58]

-2.12 (0.16)

[-0.62]

-0.59 (0.02)

[-0.31]


N = 15,161; Population Size: 193,275,651


a SR = Self-reported (SR) in interview, b Physical measure (M), c Discrepancy between Self-reported and physical measures (DIS): positive values represent overestimates, negative values represent underestimates, d SE = Standard Error, e ES = Effect Size

Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2006. National Center for Health Statistics, CDC

Stommel and Schoenborn BMC Public Health 2009 9:421   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-421

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