TITLE

Precisión del índice de masa corporal, obtenido a partir de datos de peso y altura autoinformados en una muestra infantil española

AUTHOR(S)
Baile, José I.; González-Calderón, María J.
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
Nutricion Hospitalaria;abr2014, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p829
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction: In the children obesity research field, weighing and measuring involves high research costs, which could be reduced if the self-reported body mass index (BMI) was ascertained to be a valid index. Objective: To analyze the accuracy of children's self-reported BMI. Materials and methods: 171 school students from Madrid participated in the study (Mean age: 10,68 years). They were weighed and measured, and were also asked to report their weight and height. Both current and self-reported BMI were calculated. Results: The correlation between self-reported BMI and the current BMI was r = .803 (p < .001), and the kappa indexex ranged from k = .38 to .46. Conclusions: The self-reported BMI noticeably coincide with the current BMI in 10 to 11 year-old children. However, a modest concordance was found between the categorization within a weight-related group (normal, overweight and obese) based on both indexes, which shows the former could be a valid measure when carrying out population studies on obesity and overweight.
ACCESSION #
95448895

 

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