Correction Equations to Adjust Self-Reported Height and Weight for Obesity Estimates Among College Students
Authors: Mozumdar, Arupendra; Liguori, Gary
Source: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1 September 2011, vol. 82, no. 3, pp. 391-399(9)
Abstract:The purposes of this study were to generate correction equations for self-reported height and weight quartiles and to test the accuracy of the body mass index (BMI) classification based on corrected self-reported height and weight among 739 male and 434 female college students. The BMIqc (from height and weight quartile-specific, corrected self-reported measurements) provided a more accurate estimation of BMI classification than BMIc (from corrected self-reported measurements) and BMIs (from self-reported measurements) by showing a greater ability to predict cases with either a high or a low BMI category while still maintaining a high specificity. However, the equations are applicable only to Caucasian college student populations, so cross-validation in similar populations is needed before they are used more broadly.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2011