The validity of recalled weight among younger women.

@article{Troy1995TheVO,
  title={The validity of recalled weight among younger women.},
  author={Lisa M. Troy and David J. Hunter and JoAnn E. Manson and Graham A Colditz and MeirJ. Stampfer and Walter C Willett},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={1995},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={
          570-2
        }
}
METHOD The authors compared recalled weight at age 18 and self-reported current height among 118 participants in the Nurses' Health Study II cohort, aged 25-42 years in 1989, with records from physical examinations conducted at college or nursing school entrance. RESULTS The correlation between recalled and measured past weight was 0.87 and between reported current height and measured past height was 0.94. Mean body mass index (BMI) values were 21.6 kg/m2 for BMI calculated using recalled… CONTINUE READING

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