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Reliability and validity of self-reported height and weight among high school students.

Authors
  • Brener, Nancy D
  • Mcmanus, Tim
  • Galuska, Deborah A
  • Lowry, Richard
  • Wechsler, Howell
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Adolescent Health
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2003
Volume
32
Issue
4
Pages
281–287
Identifiers
PMID: 12667732
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Self-reported height, weight, and BMI calculated from these values were highly reliable but were discrepant from measured height, weight, and BMIs calculated from measured values. BMIs based on self-reported height and weight values therefore underestimate the prevalence of overweight in adolescent populations.

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