Table 4

Specificity and predictive value negative (PVN) 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

Specificity

89

85

82

PVN

90

89

74

60+y

Specificity

93

86

89

PVN

77

84

69

Women

20–59y

Specificity

97

94

93

PVN

91

83

64

60+y

Specificity

98

91

91

PVN

78

63

51

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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