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Table 2 Categorisation of body mass index (BMI) category based on self-reported and measured weight and height

From: Agreement between self-reported and measured weight and height collected in general practice patients: a prospective study

  Measured n (%)b Totala
Self-report Underweight Normal weight Overweight Obese  
Underweight 4 (67) 2 (2.3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 6 (1.9)
Normal weight 2 (33) 78 (91) 23 (20) 0 (0) 103 (32)
Overweight 0 (0) 6 (7.0) 85 (74) 25 (22) 116 (36)
Obese 0 (0) 0 (0) 7 (6.1) 88 (78) 95 (30)
Total 6 (1.9) 86 (27) 115 (36) 113 (35) 320
  1. a Total less than overall included due to invalid values in self-reported weight and height.
  2. b Percentage reported is proportion of measured for each BMI category.
  3. Underweight defined as BMI <18.5 kg/m2; Normal weight defined as BMI ≥18.5 kg/m2 and <25 kg/m2; Overweight defined as BMI ≥25 kg/m2 and <30 kg/m2; Obese defined as BMI ≥30 kg/m2.