Effects of Age on Validity of Self-Reported Height, Weight, and Body Mass Index: Findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988–1994

@article{Kuczmarski2001EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of Age on Validity of Self-Reported Height, Weight, and Body Mass Index: Findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988–1994},
  author={Marie Fanelli Kuczmarski and Robert J. Kuczmarski and Matthew Najjar},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={101 1},
  pages={
          28-34; quiz 35-6
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare self-reported to measured heights and weights of adults examined in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III), and to determine to what extent body mass index (BMI) calculated from self-reported heights and weights affects estimates of overweight prevalence compared with BMI calculated from measured values. DESIGN A complex sample design was used in NHANES III to obtain a nationally representative sample of the US civilian… CONTINUE READING
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