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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the sample

From: Examining validity of body mass index calculated using height and weight data from the US driver license

  Female (N = 8905) Male (N = 7671)
DLD Clinical DLD Clinical
Height (cm) 164.1 ± 7.0 163.8 ± 7.0 178.9 ± 7.7 178.4 ± 7.7
Weight (kg) 73.4 ± 18.5 79.1 ± 21.0 91.6 ± 20.2 94.4 ± 21.8
BMI (kg/m2) 27.3 ± 6.7 29.5 ± 7.6 28.6 ± 5.7 29.6 ± 6.2
BMI categories (%)
 Underweight 231 (2.6) 191 (2.1) 51 (0.7) 48 (0.6)
 Normal weight 3741 (42.0) 2742 (30.8) 2035 (26.5) 1738 (22.7)
 Overweight 2387 (26.8) 2306 (25.9) 3032 (39.5) 2762 (36.0)
 Type I obesity 1428 (16.0) 1718 (19.3) 1628 (21.2) 1814 (23.6)
 Type II/III obesity 1118 (12.6) 1948 (21.9) 925 (12.1) 1309 (17.1)
Age (years) 49.0 ± 17.4 49.3 ± 17.4 51.9 ± 17.4 52.2 ± 17.4
Race (%)
 White 7764 (87.2) 6613 (86.2)
 Other 497 (5.6) 415 (5.4)
Ethnicity (%)
 Hispanic 1300 (14.6) 902 (11.8)
 Non-Hispanic 5848 (65.7) 5186 (67.6)
Education (%)
 Less than high school 590 (6.6) 407 (5.3)
 High school 1798 (20.2) 1301 (17.0)
 Some college 1954 (21.9) 1455 (19.0)
 College graduate 961 (10.8) 883 (11.5)
 Graduate/professional degree 714 (8.0) 1120 (14.6)
  1. Note. Mean values and standard deviations are reported for continuous variables: height, weight, BMI and age. For categorical variables – categorical BMI, race and education – number of individuals in each category is reported and corresponding percentage is presented in parentheses