Skip to main content

Table 5 Prevalences (%) of overweight, obesity and increased WC based on measured and self-reported values for sex, age, BMI status, SES, smoking status, medication use and frequency of weighing oneself

From: Accuracy of self-reported body weight, height and waist circumference in a Dutch overweight working population

  Males (N = 864) Females (N = 434)
Overweight measured 68.1 62.9
Overweight self-reported 72.2 64.7
Obesity measured 31.9 37.1
Obesity self-reported 25.1 30.2
Increased WC measured1 56.8 73.0
Increased WC self-reported1 60.2 77.0
  Low age (N = 649) High age (N = 649)
Overweight measured 64.4 68.3
Overweight self-reported 66.3 73.2
Obesity measured 35.6 31.7
Obesity self-reported 29.1 24.5
Increased WC measured1 59.2 64.0
Increased WC self-reported1 66.4 64.0
  Overweight (N = 861) Obese (N = 437)
Overweight measured 100.0 0.0
Overweight self-reported2 93.5 22.9
Obesity measured 0.0 100.0
Obesity self-reported 1.3 77.1
Increased WC measured1 44.2 94.3
Increased WC self-reported1 49.7 94.3
  Low SES (N = 513) High SES (N = 784)
Overweight measured 61.0 69.8
Overweight self-reported 66.7 71.7
Obesity measured 39.0 30.2
Obesity self-reported 31.2 24.0
Increased WC measured1 68.7 57.0
Increased WC self-reported1 68.7 62.9
  Smoking (N = 193) Non-smoking (N = 1103)
Overweight measured 59.6 67.5
Overweight self-reported 63.7 70.9
Obesity measured 40.4 32.5
Obesity self-reported 34.7 25.4
Increased WC measured1 41.7 39.2
Increased WC self-reported1 47.2 41.0
  Medication use (N = 218) No medication use (N = 1031)
Overweight measured 54.6 69.0
Overweight self-reported 61.5 71.5
Obesity measured 45.4 31.0
Obesity self-reported 36.7 24.5
Increased WC measured1 60.6 36.8
Increased WC self-reported1 54.5 40.7
  Low frequency of weighing oneself (N = 671) High frequency of weighing oneself (N = 627)
Overweight measured 63.9 68.9
Overweight self-reported 69.4 70.0
Obesity measured 36.1 31.1
Obesity self-reported 28.0 25.5
Increased WC measured1 51.2 27.6
Increased WC self-reported1 52.0 31.7
  1. 1 Results on WC are based on a sub-sample of 250 subjects (176 males and 74 females; low age group [N = 125], high age group [N = 125]; low BMI group [N = 163], high BMI group [N = 87]; low SES group [N = 99], high SES group [N = 151]; smoking [N = 36], non-smoking [N = 212]; medication use [N = 33], no medication use [N = 209]; low frequency of weighing [125], high frequency of weighing [123]).
  2. 2 45 subjects (5.2%) had a healthy weight based on their self-reported BMI