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Mortality risk of obesity and underweight is overestimated with self-reported body mass index.
Epidemiology (cambridge, Mass.)
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublishDocument Type: Letter
Obese persons (those with a body mass index [BMI] ≥30 kg/m2) tend to underestimate their weight, leading to an underestimation of their true (measured) BMI and obesity prevalence.1,2 In contrast, underweight people (BMI <18.5 kg/m2) tend to report themselves heavier, resulting in a higher BMI compared with measured BMI and an underestimation of underweight prevalence.
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