Perceived weight status, overweight diagnosis, and weight control among US adults: the NHANES 2003–2008 Study

@article{Yaemsiri2011PerceivedWS,
  title={Perceived weight status, overweight diagnosis, and weight control among US adults: the NHANES 2003–2008 Study},
  author={Sirin Yaemsiri and Meghan M Slining and Shiv Kumar Agarwal},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={1063-1070}
}
Objectives:To examine the association between perceived overweight status and weight control, discrepancies between perceived and measured weight status, and opportunities for health care professionals (HCPs) to correct weight perception among US adults.Design:Population-based cross-sectional study.Subjects:In all, 16 720 non-pregnant adults from the 2003 to 2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.Results:Overall, 64% (73% women, 55% men) reported a desire to weigh less and 48… CONTINUE READING
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