Accuracy of the estimated prevalence of obesity from self reported height and weight in an adult Scottish population.

@article{BoltonSmith2000AccuracyOT,
  title={Accuracy of the estimated prevalence of obesity from self reported height and weight in an adult Scottish population.},
  author={Caroline Bolton-Smith and Mark Woodward and Hugh D Tunstall-Pedoe and Colin L. Morrison},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={143-8}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether self reported heights and weights from Scottish adults can provide an accurate assessment of obesity prevalence in the population. DESIGN Standardised clinic measurements of weight and height were compared against self reported values on a postal questionnaire in the fourth Scottish MONICA cross sectional study. SETTING A sex and five year age band stratified random population sample drawn from general practitioner registers in north Glasgow in 1995… CONTINUE READING
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