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Table 1 Characteristics of M-TEENS validation sample

From: Accuracy of BMI correction using multiple reports in children

  Total, N = 475 Boys, N = 258 Girls, N = 217
Age (months), mean (SD) 156.8 (7.3) 157.2 (7.4) 156.2 (7.0)
Female, % 45.7 n/a n/a
Race/Ethnicity
 White non-Hispanic, % 42.5 42.3 42.9
 Black non-Hispanic, % 21.3 22.1 20.3
 Hispanic or Latino, % 24.0 24.8 23.0
 Othera, % 12.2 10.9 13.8
Objective measures
 Measured height (cm), mean (SD) 159.2 (8.4) 160.2 (9.3) 158.0 (6.9)
 Measured weight (kg), mean (SD) 53.1 (12.6) 52.8 (12.8) 53.6 (12.2)
 Measured BMI, mean (SD) 20.8 (4.0) 20.4 (3.9) 21.3 (4.1)
 Obese, % 10.7 12.0 9.2
 Overweight or obese, % 28.0 25.2 31.3
Parent report
 Parent-reported height (cm), mean (SD) 157.8 (10.1)b 158.6 (11.1)b 156.8 (8.6)b
 Parent-reported weight (kg), mean (SD) 50.8 (12.2)b 50.7 (12.4)b 50.9 (12.1)b
 Parent-reported BMI, mean (SD) 20.3 (4.0)b 20.0 (3.8)c 20.6 (4.2)b
 Obese, % 9.5 9.7 9.2
 Overweight or obese, % 25.5 27.1 24.1d
Child report
 Child-reported height (cm), mean (SD) 158.3 (10.2)b 158.8 (11.7)c 157.8 (8.1)
 Child-reported weight (kg), mean (SD) 51.2 (12.4)b 51.1 (12.7)b 51.3 (12.1)b
 Child-reported BMI, mean (SD) 20.3 (4.0)b 20.1 (3.8) 20.5 (4.1)b
 Obese, % 8.6e 9.3e 7.8
 Overweight or obese, % 23.8d 25.2 22.1d
  1. M-TEENS Military Teenagers’ Environment, Exercise and Nutrition Study, BMI body mass index, SD standard deviation; a includes multiracial, Asian, American Indian/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander; b One-sample t-Test P <.001; c One-sample t-Test P <.01, testing parent and child reported height, weight and BMI against objective measurement; d McNemar’s test P <.01; e McNemar’s test P <.05 comparing parent and child reported obesity or overweight/obesity against objective measurements