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Titolo:
SELF-REPORTED HEIGHT AND WEIGHT AND PREVALENCE OF OBESITY - STUDY IN A SPANISH POPULATION
Autore:
ALVAREZTORICES JC; FRANCHNADAL J; ALVAREZGUISASOLA F; HERNANDEZMEJIA R; CUETOESPINAR A;
Indirizzi:
CALLE FRAY LUIS LEON 6,1B E-24005 LEON SPAIN LA CONDESA HLTH CTR,PRIMARY HLTH CARE TEAM E-24001 LEON SPAIN FAC MED OVIEDO,DEPT PREVENT MED & PUBL HLTH E-33006 OVIEDO SPAIN
Titolo Testata:
International journal of obesity
fascicolo: 11, volume: 17, anno: 1993,
pagine: 663 - 667
SICI:
0307-0565(1993)17:11<663:SHAWAP>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
BODY-WEIGHT; OVERWEIGHT; ACCURACY;
Keywords:
BODY HEIGHT; BODY MASS INDEX; BODY WEIGHT; SELF-ASSESSMENT (PSYCHOLOGY); OBESITY;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
19
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Citazione:
J.C. Alvareztorices et al., "SELF-REPORTED HEIGHT AND WEIGHT AND PREVALENCE OF OBESITY - STUDY IN A SPANISH POPULATION", International journal of obesity, 17(11), 1993, pp. 663-667

Abstract

The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the usefulness ofself-reported measures of height and weight under the hypothesis thatthey under-estimate the prevalence of obesity. A cross-sectional study was carried out on a random sample of the adult population of the province of Leon, Spain. The study involved 572 participants (262 men and 310 women). All participants were interviewed and questioned about socio-cultural characteristics plus their weight and height. All respondents were later weighed and measured for height using standard methods. A Quetelet or body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m(2) was used as the index for obesity. Many people were unaware of their weight and/or height. Self-reported BMI could not be calculated in40 men (15%) and 107 women participants (35%). This occurrence was more frequent in women than in men (chi(2) = 3.98; P< 0.05). The prevalence of obesity, based on measured weight and height, was 1.8 times that from self-reported values in men and 2.5 times that from self-reported values in women. If we consider only the measured values for those individuals who supplied self-reported heights and weights, these prevalences fall to 1.7 and 1.6 times those from self-reported values respectively. In addition, the difference between measured and self-reported height increase with age. All these differences are statistically significant. We believe that the use of self-reported values of weight and height in epidemiological studies should be avoided in an elderly population. These measurements could, however, be used on a younger population.

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