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Table 3 Means and standard deviations of weight, height and BMI based on self-reported and direct measurement

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

  Weight (kg) Height (cm) BMI (kg/m2)
Self-reported Direct measurement Mean Difference (SD) Self-reported Direct measurement Mean Difference (SD) Self-reported Direct measurement Mean Difference (SD)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
All (n = 663) 47.73 (12.75) 49.34 (13.10) −1.61 (3.41) 153.83 (8.79) 155.03 (8.67) −1.21 (2.94) 20.05 (4.63) 20.41 (4.74) −0.36 (1.61)
Boys (n = 302) 48.59 (13.96) 50.65 (14.04) −2.06 (3.67) 157.17 (9.78) 158.73 (9.47) −1.56 (3.58) 19.46 (4.49) 19.90 (4.42) −0.44 (1.77)
Girls (n = 361) 47.01 (11.60) 48.24 (12.17) −1.23 (3.14) 151.03 (6.69) 151.94 (6.49) −0.91 (2.22) 20.54 (4.69) 20.83 (4.95) −0.29 (1.47)
  1. SD standard deviation