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Table 1 Comparison of participant characteristics and risk behaviours by self-report height and weight status

From: Measuring the accuracy of self-reported height and weight in a community-based sample of young people

  Self-reported height and weight Self-reported height and/or weight missing/unknown p-value1
  n % n %  
TOTAL 1059 75 346 25  
Sex      <0.01
 Male 436 82 99 19  
 Female 623 72 247 28  
Median age (IQR) 19.7 (18.0-22.9) 18.3 (17.1-20.7) <0.01
 16-19 558 70 240 30  
 20-29 501 83 106 17
Post high-school education 2      <0.01
 Yes 485 80 122 20  
 No 561 72 219 28  
Lives with parent/s      <0.01
 Yes 669 72 266 28  
 No 369 83 77 17  
Lives with partner      <0.01
 Yes 125 87 19 13  
 No 912 74 324 26  
Recreational income 3      0.10
 <$120 per week 703 74 245 26  
 ≥$120 per week 331 78 92 22  
Area of residence 4      
 Major city 697 75 232 25 0.88
 Non-major city 316 75 103 25  
  1. 1 Chi-square test of proportions, comparing participants with self-reported height and weight to participants with self-reported height or weight missing/unknown.
  2. 2 Post-high school education defined as having completed or in the process of completing post-high school education.
  3. 3 Recreational income defined as money available for spending or saving, not including essential living costs or tax.
  4. 4 Area of residence classified using Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).
  5. Remoteness Areas (RA) system, whereby RA 1 is coded major city; RA 2–5 is coded non-major city.
  6. Significant p-values (p<0.05) shown in boldface.
  7. IQR - inter-quartile range