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Table 1 Survey sample characteristics

From: Improving the accuracy of self-reported height and weight in surveys: an experimental study

  Science Survey ( n  = 1200) EB Survey ( n  = 200)
Variable n % n %
Age 1170 97.5 200 100.0
18–34 years 200 17.1 35 17.5
35–54 years 467 39.9 92 46.0
55 + years 503 43.0 73 36.5
Mean 51.03 43.58
Standard deviation 16.30 17.88
Gender 1200 100.0 200 100.0
Female 609 50.8 114 57.0
Male 591 49.2 86 43.0
Location 1200 100.0 200 100.0
Metro n/a n/a 0 0
Non-metro n/a n/a 200 100
Australian Capital Territory 100 8.3 0 0
New South Wales 234 19.5 53 26.5
Northern Territory 100 8.3 11 5.5
Queensland 212 17.7 49 24.5
South Australia 127 10.6 24 12.0
Tasmania 100 8.3 16 8.0
Victoria 191 15.9 27 13.5
Western Australia 136 11.3 20 10.0
Highest education 1185 98.8 193 87.7
Completed less than Year 12 282 23.8 63 32.6
Completed Year 12 207 17.5 34 17.6
Completed TAFE or other certificate 308 26.0 47 24.5
Completed university or higher 388 32.7 51 26.6
Household income 942 78.5 186 93.0
 < $80,000 537 57.0 116 62.4
 >  = $80,000 405 43.0 70 37.6
BMI 1080 90.0 192 96.0
Underweight (< 18.5) 24 2.3 3 1.6
Normal (18.5–25) 482 40.2 65 33.9
Overweight (25–30) 377 31.4 78 40.6
Obese (> 30) 197 16.4 46 24.0
Mean 26.21 27.22
Standard deviation 5.04 5.14