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Table 4 Prevalence of underweight, normal weight, overweight and obesitya based on self-report and direct measurements

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

  Self-reported
n (%)
Directly-measured
n (%)
Ҡ b value 95% CI
Underweight Normal weight Overweight Obesity Underweight Normal weight Overweight Obesity  
All 64 (9.7) 479 (72.2) 83 (12.5) 37 (5.6) 40 (6.0) 498 (75.1) 81 (12.2) 44 (6.1) 0.76 0.67, 0.84
Boys 42 (13.9) 208 (68.9) 34 (11.3) 18 (6.0) 22 (7.3) 227 (75.2) 33 (10.9) 20 (6.6) 0.72 0.59, 0.85
Girls 22 (6.1) 271 (75.1) 49 (13.6) 19 (5.3) 18 (5.0) 271 (75.1) 48 (13.3) 24 (6.6) 0.79 0.67, 0.90
  1. aWHO Growth Reference, 5–19 years (2007)
  2. bWeighted kappa statistic (Absolute error weighting method)