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Table 2 Height and weight questions

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

Version Height question Weight question n
Science Survey
  Science_a. (No preamble) Science_b. I’m now going to ask you your height and weight. It’s very important that we get as accurate data on these questions as possible Science_c. I’m now going to ask you your height and weight. Research shows that people tend to overestimate their height and underestimate their weight. It’s very important that we get as accurate data on these questions as possible Science_Wa. How much do you weigh? (ONLY IF QUERIED: ‘Without clothes or shoes’) Science_Wb. How much do you weigh without clothes or shoes?  
  How tall are you without shoes? Can you tell me, how tall are you without shoes? Can you tell me, how tall are you without shoes?    
Sci-1 x    x   172
Sci-2 x     x 190
Sci-3   x   x   224
Sci-4   x    x 217
Sci-5    x x   200
Sci-6    x   x 171
EB Survey
  EB_a. (No preamble) EB_b. I’m now going to ask you your height and weight. Please respond honestly. Our data rely on honest answers. Remember your name is not associated with your responses, so no one will know your height and weight EB_c. I’m now going to ask you your height and weight. Research shows that people tend to OVERestimate their height and UNDERestimate their weight. It’s very important that we get as accurate data on these questions as possible EB_Wa. How much do you weigh? (ONLY IF QUERIED: ‘Without clothes or shoes’) EB_Wb. How much do you weigh without clothes or shoes?  
  How tall are you without shoes? Can you tell me, how tall are you without shoes? Can you tell me, how tall are you without shoes?    
EB-1 x    x   37
EB-2 x     x 38
EB-3   x   x   34
EB-4   x    x 26
EB-5    x x   29
EB-6    x   x 36