[Body mass index: sensitivity and specificity].

@article{Clemente2004BodyMI,
  title={[Body mass index: sensitivity and specificity].},
  author={Linda Clemente and Pedro M. R. Mendes Moreira and Bruno Stefani Ferreira de Oliveira and Maria Vaz Almeida},
  journal={Acta medica portuguesa},
  year={2004},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={353-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Self-reported height and weight data have been used in several studies with the purpose of determining the prevalence of overweight and obesity. Despite being a simple methodology, little information exists about the reliability of these measures, namely, in university students. The objective of this study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of self-reported body mass index (BMI) to evaluate the prevalence of overweight and obesity in university students. METHODS In… CONTINUE READING