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Table 2 Pearson correlation coefficients between self (s) and assisted (a) measures of waist, hip and waist to hip ratio, and BMI, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and non-fasting capillary blood glucose

From: Validity of self-measured waist and hip circumferences: results from a community study in Malaysia

  BMI BP BP Non-fasting
   Systolic Diastolic Blood glucose
WC (s) .83 (.76–.88) .29 (.12–.44) .30 (.13–.45) .35 (.17–.50)
WC (a) .87 (.82–.91) .30 (.13–.45) .32 (.15–.47) .35 (.17–.50)
Hip (s) .88 (.83–.91) .22 (.04–.38) .26 (.09–.42) .26 (.08–.43)
Hip (a) .88 (.83–.91) .20 (.03–.37) .33 (.16–.48) .25 (.06–.42)
WHR (s) .34 (.17–.49) .21 (.04 –.37) .18 (.00– .34) .24 (.05–.41)
WHR (a) .43 (.27–.56) .24 (.07 –.40) .14 (-.04 –.31) .27 (.08–.44)
  1. Parenthetically, 95% confidence intervals are also shown.