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  • Self-reported height and weight surprisingly accurate


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    Tuesday, January 23, 2007 12:29 am Email this article
    People underreported their weight by an average of 1.2 pounds and overreported their height by an average of 0.3 inches according to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    The study analyzed data from 10,639 National Health and Nutrition Education Study III participants who were 20 years or older.

    REFERENCE

    Mcadams M, Van Dam RM, Hu F. Comparison of self-reported and measured BMI as correlates of disease markers in u.s. Adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Jan, 15(1):188-96.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Frank Hu
    Department of Nutrition
    Harvard School of Public Health
    665 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115
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