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Table 5 Weight status classification comparison between BMI based on corrected and self-reported height and weight at Wave 1, shown by sex

From: Feasibility and validity of a statistical adjustment to reduce self-report bias of height and weight in wave 1 of the Add Health study

  Corrected W1  
Self-reported W1 UW HW OW OB  
  n % n % n % n % Total
Male
 UW 143 1.4 207 2.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 350
 HW 90 0.9 6748 68.0 86 0.9 0 0.0 6924
 OW 0 0.0 58 0.6 1258 12.7 101 1.0 1417
 OB 0 0.0 0 0.0 34 0.3 1193 12.0 1227
 Total 233 2.3 7013 70.7 1378 13.9 1294 13.0 9918
Female
 UW 67 0.7 207 2.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 274
 HW 51 0.5 7099 71.3 295 3.0 0 0.0 7445
 OW 0 0.0 18 0.2 1213 12.2 130 1.3 1361
 OB 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 0.2 862 8.7 877
 Total 118 1.2 7324 73.6 1523 15.3 992 10.0 9957
N=          19875
  1. Bolded values on the diagonal represent the the number and percent of cases jointly classified as that weight status by both methods (self-report and corrected self-report BMI)
  2. UW underweight, HW healthy weight, OW overweight, OB obesity, BMI body mass index