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Table 3 Mean absolute differences (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. N = 509 participants measured by 26 GPs

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

  Normal/Underweight (n = 237) Overweight(n = 174) Obese(n = 98) Total(n = 509) Oneway ANOVA
Mean absolute difference Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD p value
Weight [kg] −0.22 0.82 −0.30 0.91 −0.34 1.15 −0.27 0.92 0.46
Height [cm] −0.12 0.97 0.07 1.63 −0.11 1.17 −0.05 1.27 0.30
BMI [kg/m2] −0.05 0.40 −0.14 0.62 −0.07 0.57 −0.08 0.52 0.22
Waist circ [cm] 2.41 4.37 2.02 3.94 2.11 5.27 2.22 4.41 0.65
Hip circ [cm] −0.53 5.05 0.48 6.37 0.29 4.70 −0.03 5.48 0.15
WHR 0.03 0.06 0.02 0.13 0.02 0.06 0.02 0.09 0.36