Table 3

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

Ethnicity


EA

AA

MA


Men

20–59y

Sensitivity

93

92

83

PPV

92

89

89

60+y

Sensitivity

87

88

82

PPV

96

90

94

Women

20–59y

Sensitivity

88

89

72

PPV

96

97

95

60+y

Sensitivity

80

83

69

PPV

98

97

95

N

6846

4431

3748


EA, Non-Hispanic European American, AA, Non-Hispanic African American, MA, Mexican American, PPV, positive predictive value

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

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