Table 6

Specificity and predictive value negative (PVN) 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

Specificity

99

97

96

PVN

95

94

94

60+y

Specificity

99

97

96

PVN

91

91

92

Women

20–59y

Specificity

99

97

98

PVN

93

88

83

60+y

Specificity

99

96

98

PVN

90

84

81

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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