Table 6
Mean weight, height and body mass index (BMI) for measured, self-reported and corrected data generated from split-sample B, by sex, household population aged 18 years or older, 2005

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  Sample size Self-reported Measured Corrected
Model 1 (Full) Height and weight Model 2 (Full) BMI Model 3 (Reduced) Height and weight Model 4 (Reduced) BMI
Mean height (centimetres)
Men 942 176.35* 175.21 175.42 175.44
Women 1,087 162.28* 161.71 161.73 161.73
Mean weight (kilograms)
Men 947 81.44* 83.24 83.26 83.27
Women 1,080 64.47* 66.91 66.76 66.75
Mean BMI (kg/m2)
Men 949 26.12* 27.09 27.00 27.05 26.98 27.03
Women 1,080 24.55* 25.73 25.60 25.69 25.58* 25.68
* significantly different from measured estimate (p < 0.05)
Source: 2005 Canadian Community Health Survey.