Table 1

Prevalence of overweight or obesity defined as body mass index >= 25 kg/m2) calculated from self-reported versus measured height and weight by gender, age, and ethnicity: NHANES III.(weighted)

Ethnicity


EA

AA

MA


Men

20–59y

Self-report

59.2

58.4

59.4

Measured

58.7

56.4

63.4

Difference

0.5

0.2

-4.0

60+y

Self-report

61.0

57.6

60.2

Measured

67.6

58.7

68.9

Difference

-6.6

-1.1

-8.7

Women

20–59y

Self-report

39.8

58.9

49.0

Measured

43.5

64.0

65.1

Difference

-3.7

-5.1

-16.1

60+y

Self-report

47.0

64.6

50.7

Measured

57.9

75.6

72.1

-10.9

-11.0

-21.4

N

6846

4431

3748


EA, Non-Hispanic European American, AA, Non-Hispanic African American, MA, Mexican American

Gillum and Sempos Nutrition Journal 2005 4:27   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-4-27

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