SELF-REPORTED VERSUS MEASURED WEIGHT AND HEIGHT BY ADOLESCENT GIRLS: A CROATIAN SAMPLE1

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Abstract

Self-reported and measured weight and height of 234 Croatian girls in Grades 5, 8, and 11 were used to explore the validity of these measures for calculating Body Mass Index. For both weight and height, the correlations between self-reported and measured values were over .93. Overweight girls underreported their weight and overreported their height.

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