Table 2

Mean (SD) height, weight and body mass index by 10 year age group

MenWomen
25–34 (n=189)35–44 (n=216)45–54 (n=228)55–64 (n=232)p value25–34 (n=244)35–44 (n=237)45–54 (n=245)55–64 (n=245)p value
Height (cm)
Measured (HM)174.0  (7.9)173.3  (7.4)171.3  (5.8)170.9  (6.5)<0.0001161.7  (6.6)159.8  (6.2)159.5  (6.2)157.7  (5.8)<0.0001
Self reported (HR)172.7 (8.4)171.6 (7.4)170.1 (6.0)170.3 (6.8)0.0006159.7 (7.0)158.0 (6.7)157.6 (6.7)156.9 (5.9)<0.0001
Difference (HM − MR)1.6 (2.5)1.9 (2.9)1.0 (2.1)0.7 (2.4)<0.00012.1 (2.4)2.0 (2.2)1.7 (2.3)0.9 (2.4)<0.0001
Weight (kg)
Measured (WM)77.4 (13.6)79.8 (14.4)79.2 (14.1)78.7 (13.4)0.3664.6 (13.8)67.1 (14.2)69.0 (14.8)68.4 (14.4)0.003
Self reported (WR)76.8 (13.0)78.7 (14.0)78.4 (13.1)78.3 (12.9)0.5263.2 (12.7)66.0 (14.2)67.6 (14.2)66.5 (13.9)0.006
Difference (WM − WR)0.5 (3.5)0.6 (3.7)0.4 (3.9)0.8 (3.4)0.690.9 (2.7)0.6 (2.9)0.8 (2.1)1.4 (2.8)0.04
Body mass index (kg/m2)
Measured (BM)25.5 (3.7)26.6 (4.4)27.0 (4.5)26.9 (4.0)0.00124.7 (5.1)26.3 (5.4)27.2 (5.9)27.4 (5.4)<0.0001
Self reported (BR)25.6 (3.4)26.7 (4.5)27.2 (4.3)26.9 (3.8)0.00124.9 (4.8)26.4 (5.6)27.2 (5.8)27.1 (5.4)<0.0001
Difference (BM − BR)−0.3 (1.3)−0.4 (1.5)−0.2 (1.6)−0.0 (1.4)0.02−0.3 (1.3)−0.4 (1.3)−0.3 (1.2)0.2 (1.5)<0.0001