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Table 4 Classification of participants into obese or non-obese based on self-reported and measured height and weighta

From: Ethnic variation in validity of the estimated obesity prevalence using self-reported weight and height measurements

Ethnicity Sex Estimated
obesity
True obesity Sensitivity
(95%-CI)
Specificity
(95%-CI)
    no yes   
Dutch men no 153 6 71% (47-96%) 99% (98-101%)
  (n = 175) yes 1 15   
  women no 194 6 87% (74-99%) 100% (100-100%)
  (n = 239) yes 0 39   
Turkish men no 120 14 70% (53-87%) 94% (88-99%)
  (n = 174) yes 8 32   
  women no 92 12 83% (72-94%) 97% (92-101%)
  (n = 166) yes 3 59   
Moroccan men no 109 10 67% (45-88%) 96% (92-101%)
  (n = 143) yes 4 20   
  women no 54 7 82% (66-97%) 96% (90-103%)
  (n = 94) yes 2 31   
All men no 382 30 69% (57-81%) 97% (95-99%)
   yes 13 67   
  women no 340 25 84% (76-91%) 99% (97-100%)
   yes 5 129   
  total no 722 55 78% (72-85%) 98% (96-99%)
   yes 18 196   
  1. aanalyses limited to participants with available data on both measured and self-reported weight and height.