Table 3

Linear regression models for reporting error in weight, height, and BMI, 2007-2008 Australian NHS (population-weighted data)

Weight error

Height error

BMI error

Men and women

N = 9141

Men

N = 4567

Women

N = 4574

Men

N = 4567

Women

N = 4574

β (SE)

β (SE)

β (SE)

β (SE)

β (SE)


Constant

-0.3428 (0.150)c

-0.2201 (0.0196)a

-0.2918 (0.0225)a

-0.8088 (0.2537)b

-0.2856 (0.1584)a

Age (years)

-0.0152 (0.0029)a

-

-

-

-

Age for each year up to age 60

-

0.00023 (0.00005)a

0.00023 (0.00005)a

-0.0130 (0.0026)a

-0.0086 (0.0027)b

Age for each year beyond age 60

-

0.0010 (0.00013)a

0.0009 (0.00015)a

-0.0311 (0.0067)a

-0.0313 (0.0070)a

Female

-0.2973 (0.0952)b

-

-

-

-

Self-reported height (meters)

-

0.1225 (0.0109)a

0.1758 (0.0132)a

-

-

Self-reported BMI

-

-

-

0.0310 (0.0095)b

-

R-squared

0.0072

0.1064

0.1578

0.0392

0.0240


a p < 0.001, b p < 0.01, c p < 0.05

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

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