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Table 6 Overweight prevalence based on self-reported and direct measures of weight and height by BMI response capability

From: Validity of self-reported height and weight among adolescents: the importance of reporting capability

  Boys Girls
  % overweight/self-reported % overweight/direct measures Absolute difference % overweight/self-reported % overweight/direct measures Absolute difference
  10.97 15.64 4.67 7.06 13.17 6.64
BMI response capability*       
High 9.55 14.48 4.93 6.91 12.40 5.49
Low 12.71 17.06 4.35 7.27 14.09 6.82
  1. *High combined response capability = measured recently + high recall ability for height + weighed recently + high recall ability for weight, Low combined response capability = remaining categories.