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Table 2 Self-reported and measured anthropometric characteristics of 3999 women in the study sample

From: Validity over time of self-reported anthropometric variables during follow-up of a large cohort of UK women

  Mean year of report Mean year of measurement
1999 2002a 2006 2008 2008
Age at time of report or measurement, mean (SD) 56.1 (4.6) 60.1 (4.7) 64.1 (4.6) 65.7 (4.7) 66.0 (4.7)
Anthropometry:
 Weight, kg, mean (SD) 67.1 (11.2) 67.6 (11.5) 68.4 (11.9) 68.4 (11.9) 69.8 (12.6)
 Height, cm, mean (SD)b 162.7 (6.5) NA NA 162.2 (6.3) 161.5 (6.3)
 BMI, kg/m2, mean (SD)b 25.4 (4.1) 25.5 (4.2) 25.8 (4.4) 26.0 (4.4) 26.8 (4.7)
 Waist, cm, mean (SD) NA 76.8 (9.3) 79.3 (10.0) 82.2 (10.3) 88.8 (12.6)
 Hips, cm, mean (SD) NA 100.3 (7.5) 100.6 (7.8) 101.6 (8.2) 104.7 (10.3)
  1. Women with missing values for a variable were excluded when calculating the means
  2. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index, NA not asked, SD standard deviation
  3. a)3691 of 3999 women responded to this questionnaire
  4. b)BMI values for 2002 and 2006 were calculated using height reported in 1999