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Table 4 Results of the BMI correction procedures, comparing the HBSC prevalences with the objective KiGGS prevalences among 11- to 15-year-old girls and boys in Germany

From: Applying a correction procedure to the prevalence estimates of overweight and obesity in the German part of the HBSC study

i = All, % Boys, % Girls, %
HBSC Qi HBSC Corr1 HBSC Corr2 KiGGS Pi HBSC Qi HBSC Corr1 HBSC Corr2 KiGGS Pi HBSC Qi HBSC Corr1 HBSC Corr2 KiGGS Pi
1 = extremely underweight 5.5 3.3 3.2 2.4 5.5 3.0 3.0 2.6 5.5 3.9 3.5 2.1
2 = underweight 8.0 6.7 6.8 5.7 7.2 6.6 6.4 6.0 8.8 6.9 7.6 5.4
3 = normal weight 78.2 78.3 78.2 73.8 78.1 78.1 78.3 73.1 78.3 78.1 77.8 74.6
4 = overweight 5.5 7.8 7.9 10.4 6.2 8.3 8.3 10.7 4.8 7.4 7.4 10.0
5 = obese 2.7 3.8 3.9 7.8 3.0 4.0 4.1 7.6 2.5 3.7 3.7 7.9
  1. Pi: Measured Body mass index (i-th category).
  2. Qi: Body mass index calculated from self-reported weight and height (i-th category).
  3. Corr1: first correction.
  4. Corr2: second correction.