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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.

From: Validation of self-reported anthropometrics in 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)
  1. BMI: Body Mass Index.
  2. *Difference: self-reported - measured.
  3. 1) Adjusted for time-lag between self-reported and measured anthropometric variables through ANCOVA.
  4. 2) Adjusted for time-lag between self-reported and measured anthropometric variables, race, age, and sex through ANCOVA.