Table 4

Number (and percentage) classified into standard obesity groups (by body mass index) using self reported height and weight according to true4-150 obesity status

True status (kg/m2)Status according to self reports
MenWomen
DesirableOverweightObeseTotalDesirableOverweightClinical obeseTotal
Desirable (<25)251  (87)37  (13)1  (0)289375  (91)37  (9)0  (0)412
Overweight (25–30)33 (10)265 (83)21 (7)31932 (11)235 (82)18 (6)285
Obese (⩾30)0 (0)26 (17)131 (83)1571 (1)17 (10)145 (89)163
  • 4-150 As computed from measured height and weight.