Challenging the role of social norms regarding body weight as an explanation for weight, height, and BMI misreporting biases: Development and application of a new approach to examining misreporting and misclassification bias in surveys
- Americans' Failing Health Report Card. // Massage Magazine;Jul/Aug2009, Issue 158/159, p27
The article discusses the survey which evaluated the number of people smoking, overweight and obese in the U.S. It revealed that there is no improvement in rates of smoking, overweight and obesity. It showed that the major reason of these problems is the lifestyles of Americans. The survey...
- Are you overweight? // Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter;Feb96, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p8
Presents a chart of height, healthy weight, and overweight correlations for Americans.
- ESTIMATION OF SPEAKERS' WEIGHT AND HEIGHT FROM SPEECH: A RE-ANALYSIS OF DATA FROM MULTIPLE STUDIES BY LASS AND COLLEAGUES. Gonzalez, Julio // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Feb2003, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p297
Research on identification of speakers' weight and height from their speech has yielded controversial results. Conclusions from a series of reports conducted by Lass and colleagues must be interpreted with caution because they are based on comparisons of only two types of data, mean of actual...
- Go figure...find your BMI for good health. // Executive Health's Good Health Report;Apr98, Vol. 34 Issue 7, p5
Explains the body mass index (BMI), the ratio of weight to height which is used to assess obesity. Procedure for calculating BMI; Healthy BMI range according to the American Institute for Cancer Research's (AICR) guidelines; How to interpret the BMI.
- Who's average? // Healthy Weight Journal;Jan/Feb98, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p3
Reports on the average height and weight of Americans according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
- Socio-economic differences in height and body mass index of children and adults living in urban areas of Karachi, Pakistan. Hakeem, R. // European Journal of Clinical Nutrition;May2001, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p400
Focuses on a study which examined the socio-economic differences in height and body mass index in urban areas of Karachi, Pakistan. Factors that influence the socio-economic differences; Methodology; Results.
- A chart to link child centiles of body mass index, weight and height. Cole, T.J. // European Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Dec2002, Vol. 56 Issue 12, p1194
Background: Weight for height in children is often assessed by comparing the child's weight-for-age centile with their heightfor-age centile. However, this assessment has not been validated statistically, and it differs from the body mass index (BMI) centile. Objective: To study indices of...
- Correction of the self-reported BMI in a teenage population. Giacchi, M; Mattei, R; Rossi, S // International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Jul1998, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p673
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the issue of systematic bias in self-reported weight and height, and produce a simple procedure which can be used to correct reporting bias. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, with self-reported questionnaires. SUBJECTS: A sub-sample (n=143) of secondary school students in Siena,...
- Height and body weight in the elderly. I. A 25-year old longitudinal study of a population aged 70 to 95 years. Dey, D.K.; Sundh, V. // European Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Dec1999, Vol. 53 Issue 12, p905
Presents information on a study which described longitudinal changes in height and body weight between ages of 70 and 90 years. Methodology; Results; Discussion of the findings.