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Table 3 Regression of BMI, based on Measured Height and Weight, on Self-reported Height, Weight & Demographic Predictors (NHANES 2001-2006)

From: Accuracy and usefulness of BMI measures based on self-reported weight and height: findings from the NHANES & NHIS 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
  1. a SR = Self-report measure from interview
  2. Reference categories: b Non-Hispanic White, c Married, d HH Income < $20,000
  3. 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
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