Underestimation of obesity prevalence in Switzerland: comparison of two methods for correction of self-report.

@article{Faeh2009UnderestimationOO,
  title={Underestimation of obesity prevalence in Switzerland: comparison of two methods for correction of self-report.},
  author={David Faeh and Julia B Braun and Matthias Bopp},
  journal={Swiss medical weekly},
  year={2009},
  volume={139 51-52},
  pages={
          752-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Studies using self-report may underestimate obesity prevalence because participants tend to overestimate their height, underestimate their weight and thus seriously underestimate their Body Mass Index (BMI). In order to find ways to adjust for this misestimation, we tested two correction methods for self-report by comparing the derived obesity prevalence rates with those based on measured height and weight. METHODS We used individual data from six studies based on self… CONTINUE READING
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