Does the misreporting of adult body size depend upon an individual's height and weight?:methodological debate

Gunnell, David and Berney, Lee and Holland, Paula and Maynard, Maria and Blane, David and Smith, George Davey and Frankel, Stephen (2004) Does the misreporting of adult body size depend upon an individual's height and weight?:methodological debate. International Journal of Epidemiology, 33 (6). pp. 1398-1399. ISSN 0300-5771

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Abstract

In a paper published four years ago in this journal1 we included an assessment of factors influencing the accuracy of self-reported anthropometry in the elderly. The analysis was based on 257 surviving members of the Boyd Orr Cohort aged 56–78 years with both self-reported (questionnaire) and measured values recorded for their weight, height, and leg length. As well as comparing self-report and measured values using Bland-Altman plots2 we also carried out a multivariable linear regression analysis to investigate factors associated with the difference between self-reported and measured anthropometry (‘misreporting’). The factors examined in these models were age, gender, social class, and other anthropometric …

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Journal Article
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International Journal of Epidemiology
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07 Jan 2013 14:16
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