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Table 1 Mean relative differences, expressed in percentage (SD), between general practitioners’ anthropometric measurements and the gold standard in normal and underweight (BMI <25 kg/m2), in overweight (25 ≤ BMI <30 kg/m2) and in obsese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) participants

From: Accuracy of anthropometric measurements by general practitioners in overweight and obese patients

  Normal/Underweight (n = 237) p-value for difference in mean error Overweight (n = 174) p-value for difference in mean error Obese (n = 98) p-value for difference in mean error p-value for difference in mean error among the three groups
Weight [kg] 0.36 (1.34) <0.001 0.44 (1.21) <0.001 0.37 (1.19) 0.003 0.81
Height [cm] 0.07 (0.58) 0.06 0.04 (1.00) 0.59 0.07 (0.72) 0.34 0.31
BMI [kg/m2] 0.21 (1.78) 0.07 0.49 (2.28) 0.05 0.22 (1.70) 0.21 0.31
Waist circ [cm] 3.17 (5.78) <0.001 2.26 (4.34) <0.001 2.07 (5.03) <0.001 0.10
Hip circ [cm] 0.49 (5.36) 0.16 0.53 (6.07) 0.25 0.32 (4.12) 0.44 0.14
WHR 3.95 (7.82) <0.001 2.40 (12.84) 0.02 1.92 (6.75) 0.01 0.13
  1. N = 509 participants measured by 26 GPs