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Table 3 Proportions of children categorized as underweight, overweight/obese and obese

From: Validity of parent-reported weight and height of preschool children measured at home or estimated without home measurement: a validation study

Reporting method used by parents Parent reported Index Measured Difference P*
  % (n) % (n) % (SD)  
Underweight (weight and/or height estimated) (n = 104) 27.9 (29) 10.6 (11) 17.3 (4.8) < 0.001
Underweight (weight and height measured) (n = 162) 23.5 (38) 9.3 (15) 14.2 (3.3) < 0.001
Overweight/obese (weight and/or height estimated) (n = 104) 13.5 (14) 16.3 (17) -2.8 (3.7) 0.607
Overweight/obese (weight and height measured) (n = 162) 8.0 (13) 11.7 (19) -3.7 (2.3) 0.180
Obese (weight and/or height estimated) (n = 104) 2.9 (3) 3.8 (4) -0.9 (2.5) 1.000
Obese (weight and height measured) (n = 162) 1.2 (2) 2.5 (4) -1.3 (1.2) 0.625
  1. * According to the McNemar's test