A comparison of national estimates of obesity prevalence from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system and the national health and nutrition examination survey

@article{Yun2006ACO,
  title={A comparison of national estimates of obesity prevalence from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system and the national health and nutrition examination survey},
  author={Shumei Yun and B-P Zhu and William L. Black and Ross C. Brownson},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={164-170}
}
Background:Obesity interventions are implemented at state or sub-state level in the United States (US), where only self-reported weight and height data for adults are available from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). The prevalence estimates of overweight and obesity generated from self-reported weight and height from BRFSS are known to underestimate the true prevalence. However, whether this underestimation is consistent across different demographic groups has not been… CONTINUE READING
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