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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

From: Accuracy and usefulness of BMI measures based on self-reported weight and height: findings from the NHANES & NHIS 2001-2006

  BMI Categories based on measured height and weight:
SR a , M b , DIS c
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
(SE d )
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
(SE d )
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
(SE d )
[ES e ]
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
(SE d )
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
(SE d )
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
(SE d )
[ES e ]
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
(SE d )
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
(SE d )
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
(SE d )
[ES e ]
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
  1. 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
  2. Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2006. National Center for Health Statistics, CDC
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