Validity of self-reported anthropometric values used to assess body mass index and estimate obesity in Greek school children.

@article{Tokmakidis2007ValidityOS,
  title={Validity of self-reported anthropometric values used to assess body mass index and estimate obesity in Greek school children.},
  author={Savvas P. Tokmakidis and Antonios D. Christodoulos and Nikolaos I Mantzouranis},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={305-10}
}
PURPOSE To examine the validity of self-reported values of body height and weight, used for the estimation of body mass index (BMI), as a diagnostic method for the evaluation of overweight and obesity in Greek school children. METHOD Self-reported height and weight was recorded and then measured in 378 primary (mean age 11.4 +/- .4 years) and 298 high school students (mean age 12.5 +/- .3 years). The BMI cutoff points adopted by the International Obesity Task Force were used to compare… CONTINUE READING