Validity of self-reported weight, height, and body mass index among university students in Thailand: Implications for population studies of obesity in developing countries
BACKGROUND Large-scale epidemiological studies commonly use self-reported weights and heights to determine weight status. Validity of such self-reported data has been assessed primarily in Western populations in developed countries, although its use is widespread in developing countries. We examine the validity of obesity based on self-reported data in an Asian developing country, and derive improved obesity prevalence estimates using the "reduced BMI threshold" method. METHODS Self-reported...[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Research Publications|
|Source:||Population Health Metrics|
|01_Lim_Validity_of_self-reported_2009.pdf||Published Version||258.69 kB||Adobe PDF|
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.