Table 4

Estimates of U.S. Civilian Resident Population by BMI Categories using Physical Measures, Self-Reports, and Adjusted Self-Reports

NHANES 2001-2006:


BMI based on Physical Measures

BMI based on Self-reported Measures

BMI based on Adjusted Self-reported Measures


BMI Categories:

% (S.E.1)

% (S.E.)

% (S.E.)


Under-weight

< 18.5

2.0 (0.15)

1.6 (0.14)

1.8 (0.14)


Normal Weight

18.5 < 25

32.8 (0.61)

36.1 (0.57)

32.1 (0.59)


Over-weight

25 < 30

33.6 (0.59)

34.2 (0.58)

33.5 (0.58)


Obesity

30+

31.6 (0.75)

28.1 (0.76)

32.7 (0.75)


NHIS 2001-2006:


BMI based on Self-reported Measures

BMI based on Adjusted Self-reported Measures


BMI Categories:

% (S.E.)

% (S.E.)


Under-weight

< 18.5

2.0 (0.05)

2.1 (0.05)


Normal Weight

18.5 < 25

38.7 (0.17)

34.8 (0.17)


Over-weight

25 < 30

35.3 (0.15)

34.8 (0.14)


Obesity

30+

24.0 (0.15)

28.4 (0.15)


1 S.E. = Standard Error

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

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