Bias in reported body weight as a function of education, occupation, health and weight concern.
Comparison of self-reported and measured weights in a working population of 2046 men and 2393 women revealed systematic underreporting of 1.3% in men and 1.7% in women.
Underreporting was significantly related to weight, height. and current participation in a weight reduction program in both men and women.
In men only, it was also related to age, education, history of weight-control attempts. and history of weight-related health conditions.
Overall, however, these predictor variables accounted for a small fraction of the variance in underreporting and the correlation between measured and self-reported weight was very high (rs=99).
It is concluded that self-reported body weight is an excellent approximation of actual weight across a broad range of population subgroups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Poids corporel, Autoévaluation, Erreur estimation, Enquête, Epidémiologie, Minnesota, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Milieu professionnel, Taille corporelle, Statut professionnel, Niveau étude, Sexe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Body weight, Self evaluation, Estimation error, Inquiry, Epidemiology, Minnesota, United States, North America, America, Occupational environment, Body size, Professional status, Education level, Sex, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0207474
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 199608.