A study of the self-perception of being overweight in adult inhabitants of Cracow.

@article{Goryski1989ASO,
  title={A study of the self-perception of being overweight in adult inhabitants of Cracow.},
  author={P Goryński and Michal Krzyzanowski},
  journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={42 12},
  pages={1149-54}
}
The self-assessment of body weight (normal vs overweight) reported in an interview in a group of 783 men and 1085 women aged 32-83, was compared with weight and height measurements taken a few days after the interview. Among subjects with body mass indices revealing excess weight (over 27 kg/m2 in men and 45 kg/m in women), 24% of men and 15% of women reported having normal body weight. The proportion of overweight persons unaware of their condition was related to age, smoking habit, education… CONTINUE READING

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