Table 5

Sensitivity and positive predictive value (PVP) of obesity defined as body mass index >= 30 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

77

78

75

PPV

93

88

83

60+y

Sensitivity

65

67

70

PPV

93

88

83

Women

20–59y

Sensitivity

76

77

61

PPV

95

93

94

60+y

Sensitivity

66

73

57

PPV

98

93

94

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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