Lim, Lynette LY; Sleigh, Adrian; Seubsman, Sam-ang
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]
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