Nonreporting of body mass index: a research note on the interpretation of missing data.

@article{Tiggemann2006NonreportingOB,
  title={Nonreporting of body mass index: a research note on the interpretation of missing data.},
  author={Marika Tiggemann},
  journal={The International journal of eating disorders},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={346-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate the correlates of missing values on body mass index (BMI), with a view to distinguishing between potential hypotheses as to their origin. METHOD Participants were 1,452 secondary school students who completed questionnaire measures of BMI, perceived weight, body dissatisfaction, appearance investment, and eating disorder symptomatology. RESULTS More than one fourth of the sample had missing values on height or weight, the highest proportion… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.