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Table 1 Prevalence of overweight or obesity defined as body mass index >= 25 kg/m2) calculated from self-reported versus measured height and weight by gender, age, and ethnicity: NHANES III.(weighted)

From: Ethnic variation in validity of classification of overweight and obesity using self-reported weight and height in American women and men: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

   Ethnicity
   EA AA MA
Men     
20–59y Self-report 59.2 58.4 59.4
  Measured 58.7 56.4 63.4
  Difference 0.5 0.2 -4.0
60+y Self-report 61.0 57.6 60.2
  Measured 67.6 58.7 68.9
  Difference -6.6 -1.1 -8.7
Women     
20–59y Self-report 39.8 58.9 49.0
  Measured 43.5 64.0 65.1
  Difference -3.7 -5.1 -16.1
60+y Self-report 47.0 64.6 50.7
  Measured 57.9 75.6 72.1
   -10.9 -11.0 -21.4
N   6846 4431 3748
  1. EA, Non-Hispanic European American, AA, Non-Hispanic African American, MA, Mexican American