Table 5

Individual patient misclassification (n [%]) of BMI categories using self-reported anthropometric data and corrected anthropometric data (correction method 1), 2007-2008 NHS

BMI category

(measured data)

Misclassification

(self-reported data)

Misclassification

(corrected data)


Underweight (BMI < 18.5)

45/145 (31%)

65/145 (44.8%)

Normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.99)

294/3269 (9%)

487/3269 (14.9%)

Overweight (BMI 25-29.99)

891/3439 (25.9%)

649/3439 (18.9%)

Obese (BMI > 30)

510/2288 (22.3%)

315/2288 (13.8%)

All

1740/9141 (19.0%)

1516/9141 (16.6%)


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

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