Estimates of obesity based on self-report versus direct measures - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 82-003-X200800210569


Based on a representative sample of the Canadian population, this article quantifies the bias resulting from the use of self-reported rather than directly measured height, weight and body mass index. The analysis is based on 4,567 respondents to the 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey, who provided self-reported values for height and weight and were then measured.

Issue Number: 2008002
Author(s): Connor Gorber, Sarah; Shields, Margot; Tremblay, Mark

Main Product: Health Reports

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