Table 3

Regression of BMI, based on Measured Height and Weight, on Self-reported Height, Weight & Demographic Predictors (NHANES 2001-2006)

Regression

Coefficient

Standard

Error

P-value


Height-SRa [cm]

0.268

0.123

0.00


(Height-SRa)2 [cm2]

-0.002

0.0003

0.00


Weight-SRa [kg]

0.476

0.008

0.00


(Weight-SRa)2 [kg2]

-0.001

0.0001

0.00


Gender (1 = f, 0 = m)

1.261

0.059

0.00


Age (in years)

-0.032

0.007

0.00


Age2

0.0004

0.00007

0.00


Pregnant (1 = y, 0 = n)

2.037

0.135

0.00


Race/Ethnicityb


_Mexican American

0.266

0.065

0.00


_African American

0.064

0.045

0.16


_Other Minorities

0.334

0.081

0.00


Marital Statusc


_Widowed

-0.147

0.077

0.06


_Divorced/Separated

0.020

0.063

0.75


_Never Married

0.184

0.05

0.00


_Living with Partner

0.128

0.078

0.11


Household incomed


_≥$20,000

-0.132

0.050

0.01


a SR = Self-report measure from interview

Reference categories: b Non-Hispanic White, c Married, d HH Income < $20,000

Subpopulation of observations: 15,159, Estimated Population Size: 193,189,727, Design df = 45; F(17, 29) = 8120.48; Prob > F = 0.000; R-squared = 0.922

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

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