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Table 4 Estimates of U.S. Civilian Resident Population by BMI Categories using Physical Measures, Self-Reports, and Adjusted Self-Reports

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

  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. 1 S.E. = Standard Error
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