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Table 2 Under-reportinga and over-reportingb of body weight and height by sex

From: Validity of self-reported weight and height: a cross-sectional study among Malaysian adolescents

  Weight (kg) Height (cm)
Under-reporting Over-reporting Under-reporting Over-reporting
n (%) Mean (SD) n (%) Mean (SD) n (%) Mean (SD) n (%) Mean (SD)
All (n = 663) 173 (26.1) −5.5 (3.4) 32 (4.8) 5.1 (3.9) 16 (2.4) −13.3 (5.4) 2 (0.3) 8.0 (0)
Boys (n = 302) 96 (31.8) −5.9 (3.6) 9 (3.0) 5.7 (4.0) 14 (4.6) −13.6 (5.7) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Girls (n = 361) 77 (21.3) −4.9 (3.2) 23 (6.4) 4.9 (3.9) 2 (0.6) −11.0 (0) 2 (0.6) 8 (0)
  1. aSelf-reported weight and height exceeding 5% below directly-measured weight and height
  2. bSelf-reported weight and height exceeding 5% above directly-measured weight and height