Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 29th, 1999
C. Cortez, of Southern Illinois University, Illinois, and associates, in an effort to validate self-reported weights and heights for use in calculating body mass indices, found that older women and younger women differ in the accuracy of their reporting.
Cortez et al. presented their study, entitled "The Accuracy of Body Mass Index for Classifying Overweight Using Self-Reported Measurements in Women," at the American Dietetic Association's 82nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition, held on October 18-21, 1999, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The researchers measured the...
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