Table 2

Multiple regression analysis of error in reporting BMI in 2007-2008 using demographic and socio-economic predictor variables (population-weighted data)

Coefficient (SE)

p-value


Measured BMI

-0.083 (0.005)

< 0.001

Age (years)

-0.013 (0.001)

< 0.001

Female

-0.216 (0.040)

< 0.001

SEIFAa decile

-0.008 (0.011)

0.510

Born in Australia

0.036 (0.044)

0.415

Urban

0.040 (0.059)

0.497

Completed school year 12

-0.180 (0.045)

< 0.001

Completed tertiary qualification

0.020 (0.044)

0.653

Constant

2.329 (0.155)

< 0.001


a = Socio-economic index for area

Hayes et al. Population Health Metrics 2011 9:53   doi:10.1186/1478-7954-9-53

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